May 8, 2013

A love letter to London

My favorite place in the world. British film pioneer Claude Frisse-Greene shot this footage of London in the 1920's. He used a color process his father William developed.

One of the things I love about London is the sense that you are a tiny phrase in a very, very grand story. The city and many of its greatest buildings and public spaces will, Godspeed, long outlive us. There's something really poignant about some of these shots. Look (at 4:03) for the mop-headed little girl standing in front of the Peter Pan's statue. Or the glamorous ladies walking the park together in hats and heels at 3:12...

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