I came across this amazing video on Twitter today and promptly fell in love a little bit.
Filmed at a time when on-screen colour was just an experiment, this is an amazingly haunting look at what London was like in the 1920s – pre-war, pre-bombs, and, of course, pre-modern technology.
To quote the blurb,
Incredible colour footage of 1920s London shot by an early British pioneer of film named Claude Frisse-Greene, who made a series of travelogues using the colour process his father William – a noted cinematographer – was experimenting with. It’s like a beautifully dusty old postcard you’d find in a junk store, but moving.
If you only stop and look at one thing today, make it this.
Thoroughly brilliant and moving, with a great soundtrack; a stark reminder of both how little and how much the city has changed over the years.
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