Monday, March 2, 2009
Paris In 1900: Rare Film Footage of the Paris Exposition
Yesterday I posted a photo showing a crystal display at an unidentified location during the Universal Exposition of 1900. What I share today is so much better--actual film footage taken throughout the city showcasing not only the tremendous feats of man but man marveling in all the tremendous feats. . Have you ever seen the move Kate and Leopold? Two reasons you should: Hugh Jackman is the lead. Enough said. Second, it takes place in the past and the present New York city, overlapping and suggesting time travel and past lives. I feel that way about Paris--that I am somehow connected to it from another time. I know what you're thinking and no, drugs were not involved while writing this post. I teared up watching Parisians thoroughly enjoying themselves on a new moving walkway. You will see a sandy, gravel covered Champs Élysée with buggy traffic precariously traveling in no specific pattern. I'll stop now. Don't want to wreck it for you. It's long--about eight minutes. Stick with it. You'll be glad you did.