Robert Troll - Geography


The Neighborhood of Make-Believe was staged with a theatrical set design, landmarks include (from left to right):

  • Eiffel Tower — The only structure located left of the Castle; dark green and blue with red railing. There is also a red flashing light on top. Grandpere Tiger lives here. Its name and appearance is based on the real Eiffel Tower in Paris.
  • King Friday's Castle — This is usually the first location seen in the Neighborhood as Trolley enters from a tunnel on its left side. Blue colored structure with XIII in gold on its front. There is a service entrance to the right of the castle and a carpeted exterior staircase on the left. A decorative waterfall/fountain was installed in front of the left side of the castle in the 70s. King Friday donated the waterfall to the people of Westwood many years later.
  • Trolley Tracks — There are two trolley routes in the Neighborhood. One is the usual route taken by the Neighborhood Trolley that runs in front of the castle. The trolley enters the Neighborhood from a tunnel on the left of the castle, and runs to the right tunnel, next to the Castle's service entrance. The other section runs past the other residences in the Neighborhood, including around the Museum-Go-Round.
  • Tele-can — Located in front of the trolley tracks, it is a cage with a can-and-string phone suspended in air. Whenever anyone needed to make a call (via Miss Paulifficate the Castle operator), he or she would stand under the cage, look up and signal for the cage to come down.
  • Rocking Chair Factory — Located to the right of the Castle service entrance, it is a pink colored structure with "Rockit" in scriptive lettering, blinking lights and revolving gear wheel. Cornflake S. Pecially works here.
  • Great Oak Tree — Located in the center of the neighborhood, it is residence to Henrietta Pussycat, who lives in a small yellow schoolhouse-shaped structure with red double doors and a yellow bell within the branches of the tree, as well as to X The Owl, whose home is entered through an orange door with crossbeams shaped like an "X".
  • Museum-Go-Round — A revolving round, grey structure with multi-colored pillars and a red bell in front. Lady Elaine Fairchilde lives here. Like the castle, The Museum seems to have an endless number of rooms, frequently designated by letters, (i.e., Dinosaurs are in the "D" room).
  • Frog Pond — A stone pond resembling a fountain where Dr. and Mrs. Frogg and their son, Tadpole, lived before moving to Westwood. This was removed after the first week of color episodes and replaced by the Platypus Mound.
  • Platypus Mound — A mound with six holes replaced the Frog Pond when the Platypus Family moved to the neighborhood.
  • Grandfather Clock — An orange structure in the shape of a clock with a white flower pendulum, knocker, and yellow face without hands. Daniel Stripèd Tiger lives here. This is the outermost structure on the neighborhood set, and characters are never shown venturing beyond it.

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