black and white disneyland


In 1962, photographer Diane Arbus arranged to take a small series of photographs at Disneyland. These three images were the result.

Top: A Castle in Disneyland, Cal. 1962

Center: A Rock in Disneyland, Cal. 1962

Bottom: Rocks on Wheels, Disneyland, Cal. 1962

In her notes taken that day, Arbus wrote:

“There are wonderful pseudo places at dawn in Disneyland, ruins of Cambodian temples which never existed, false deserts littered with bones of animals who never died; like a shrine for unbelievers. And black swans swim in the moat of a castle which looks like the advertisement for a dream.”

Beautiful, isn’t it?