I’m still in the food court area and made this picture a minute after yesterday’s. For the first time in several posts, we see some people, having a late dinner. The wet pavement and the dark shadows add to the mood of this place.
I’m sure this part of California Adventure is modeled after Cannery Row in Monterey, a small seaside town south of San Francisco. Even the covered bridge that connects the buildings is copying an architectural detail of that city.
There’s also a book called Cannery Row by John Steinbeck, which takes place during the Great Depression in Monterey. The book took place on Ocean View Avenue, which was later renamed Cannery Row. The modern Cannery Row is now a tourist attraction with a bunch of restaurants. So, what we have here is Disney, which is obviously a tourist attraction, simulating a place that is itself a tourist attraction.
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