Monday, July 30, 2007

EPCOT Wand removal

I was fortunate to visit Walt Disney World on my honeymoon during the beginning stages of the removal of the ugly Mickey wand at Epcot. This first picture shows the wand without any modification. But looks can be deceiving, as there is more than meets the eye. . .

This reverse view shows that the back of the sign is missing the "ot" from Epcot. They were going pretty slow on the removal of the lettering. This picture is from the 11th of July.

A slightly closer view shows the giant crane they need to remove the sign. They just can't remove it fast enough in my opinion.

Later on in the week most of the lettering was gone except for this lone E. I'm sure someone was sad to see the wand being removed, but I don't know who it is.

And the back of the wand on July 15th.

From World Showcase. One day, when I return to Epcot, I hope to see just Spaceship Earth. I wish the attraction was open when I went, but you can't have everything.

From the right angles, you'd hardly notice the wand was there anyway. This is how it should have looked all along.

Visit the Epcot website here.


Friday, July 06, 2007

Pann's- pt 6- Dine and Dash

I'm getting married this weekend to my beautiful fiancee Jessica, so there won't be any new posts for a little while. Probably most of July, but here is the last of My Pann's visit.

Here's the top of the menu, which is also similar to their website design. Nice touch using the chef and the sign.

The bottom of the menu. Although the atmosphere was incredibly wonderful, the food was just good.

More nice lighting. Different than the others, but still beautiful.

As we leave, we notice that even the door is awesome! Like I said before, it's all about the details. Okay, so this was a quick post. I will be back in a couple weeks. (Hopefully)

Visit the Pann's website here.


Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Pann's pt 5- The Devil is in the Details

Here's a few pictures of the wonderfully detailed lighting elements of Pann's. This long structure, which hangs above the counter portion of the restaurant, looks incredible. That's cork board that creates the stone-like textured squares.

Some really neat fixtures. Far better tan the ones we get in coffee shops today.

Another angle. It was pretty amazing to see how much of the place was preserved. Nobody gets this excited about the architecture of Starbucks or a new McDonalds, which says something for the emotional pull that Googie still has on the community. I'm too young to remember when Googie was new, so its appeal has something more to it than simple nostalgia.

A single light fixture, part of the amazing attention to detail that makes Pann's such a great place.

Visit the Pann's website here.

Next time. . . we eat and run.