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Walt’s barn

A look at the attention to detail put into the area surrounding the barn. Is that forced perspective used on the rock curb leading into the barn? Notice how the rocks closer to the barn are smaller than the ones near us. That use of forced perspective is used in the Disney parks in many places such as on castle walls where the size of the “stonework” is smaller as you look higher, giving the illusion that the castle appears taller than it really is.

But when I asked Michael Broggie if the rocks along this curb at Walt’s barn was the use of forced perspective he answered no. The rocks are smaller closer to the door, he informed me, because the foundation is about 14 inches below grade.

photo posted from my iPhone


Walt at his backyard train layout with his train barn in the background

photo posted from my iPhone

His train barn was moved to Griffith Park and we visited it later that week. Pictures of it will appear here on the travel blog.

Here is the plaque on the wall below this picture:

photo posted from my iPhone

It says Walt and the Steam Locomotive at the top of the plaque but I can’t make out the rest of the words. Something to look at again when we go back to Disneyland later this month!

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