Alley on Main Street, U.S.A.


As Groucho Marx would say, "why an alley?", but there is more to this picture than meets the eye.   First of all, where but Disney would you see an alley like this.   There are a few other interesting points to note.   For one, a peek down these Main Street alleys often reveals a pleasant surprise, like a nice kiosk selling balloons or even just a quiet nook.   Can you see forced perspective at work here?   Employed almost everywhere in Disney, in this area, to make the street seem longer, they made the buildings smaller and smaller as they go from foreground to background.   The buildings are shorter, narrower, and the upper floors are smaller.   For example, imagine putting that guy in blue shorts up in the third floor of that red brick building.

This is the alley between the Emporium and Disney Clothiers.


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