Somewhere along the way, we’ve shown you vintage footage of 1906 San Francisco (before and after the devastating earthquake), 1927 London, 1930s Havana, and New York City circa 1889-1906. Now, let’s do the time warp again and revisit the street life of Belle Époque Berlin. Bikes, cars, trolleys, trains — they all crammed the streets of a city moving headlong into modernity. And with a fair amount of chaos to show for it. But, even so, these were idyllic days. Shot between 1900 and 1914, the videos show us a more relaxed city, one unaware that World War I and decades of destruction were right around the corner.
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What fine array of public transportation–even before there were that many automobiles!
Art, culture, science, philosophy, etc. And to where would it all lead in the coming years?
Fantastic films! Thanks for the chance to see them. The tragedy that was to follow makes the viewing bittersweet.
Magnificent, the past is the present and the present is the past.
Video unavailable. Can you please tell me what country I should set my VPN at to view this? Tried several (US, UK, and EU) and it’s not working.