A few weeks ago we posted a video where a filmmaker compared scenes from a 1927 film about London to what they looked like today and it was an amazing little video. Check it out here.
The filmmaker has done it again, this time taking elements from a 1924 newsreel about London and overlaying over modern day shots. The affect is a mesmerizing window into London’s past.
Check it out below:
About the video:
Wonderful London in 1924 and 2014 – In 1924, Harry B. Parkingson and Frank Miller documented London in a fantastic series of short films, known as “Wonderful London”. Over the last few months, I have stood in their foot-steps, recapturing their shots exactly, and have blended the two together creating a window through time. The music used is Symphony No. 4 by Gustav Mahler
Fabulous video of the old and present. Wish we could go back to those days. Life seemed so much simpler!
This video is superb!!! So cool! It makes me love my new home even more. Since I’ve moved to London, I’ve been discovering so many new things about the city. One of the most fascinating so far is its history. There are numerous historical traces that we continue to enjoy and appreciate today, and yet there are also a lot of modern things we now embrace and love. Thanks so much for sharing this. Kudos to the filmmaker!
I believe every Londoner should be able to watch this and thus be able to somehow experience the past of the city and see how beautiful it was even before and how its beauty ought to be preserved today, even with an urbanized community.