Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Barcelona by Tram - 1908

While we're on the subject of bikes chasing transit - this is simply beautiful, a rolling, dreamscape ballet of Barcelona a century ago. Directed by Ricardo de BaƱos as part of a documentary series on a city enjoying the first throes of modernity. I would almost say it's idealized, but it's simply a camera mounted on the front of a tram. Rarely have I seen that period come to life as it does in this short film.

Thanks to Sytske Roskam for sending over the Twitter-tubes. Click the link below, I wasn't able to embed the video.

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