Wednesday, April 14, 2010

San Francisco Ephemera

My husband sent me this great film clip (set to music, Air's "La Femme D'Argent") of old footage taken from a streetcar going down Market Street in 1905. That's right, 1905 - before the big earthquake.

I love the slow hustle and bustle, the way everyone seems to be going in every direction. It makes me feel rather small, the way we replace each other but the street remains.


  1. I love the mix of pedestrian, streetcar, automobile and horse-drawn carriage traffic. And the music gives it an almost other-worldly quality. As if you could step inside the picture and be there with all those people darting across the street. Thanks for sharing. So cool.

  2. so cool - kind of reminds me of CHina, but in slow motion, and like 90% less people lol