Another One Of The Most Amazing Things I’ve Ever Seen

Back in October I discovered that mesmerizing long-lost film clip on YouTube, filmed from a streetcar in San Francisco. Purported to have been filmed just days before the 1906 earthquake and saved because it was reportedly shipped out of town before the disaster, there’s debate about that owing not only to the sheer coincidence but also to the types and amounts of motor vehicles seen. More than likely it was filmed there in the teens.

This one below, very similar in style and POV, is identified as having been shot in Barcelona in 1908, and whether that’s exactly true or not doesn’t matter. It’s even more captivating owing to the better visual quality.

Just watch. And enjoy:

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."