Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Video Footage of San Francisco in 1905

3 comments:

Jeremy said...

You never cease to amaze me with your great web finds.

Two things were interesting.

The first every was staring at the camera. It must have been quite a contraption, and certianly most folks had never seen one, let alone one strapped to the front of a trolley.

The second was that I realized I had great anxiety watching all those near misses. It made me wonder how often wrecks and pedestrian collisions occured.

DK said...

Good comments Jeremy. I did find myself slouching down in my seat, backing my head back, thinking "oh shoot o shoot they're going to hit!".

It is interesting seeing such a diverse modes of transportation all crisscrossing on the street. Seems like total chaos compared to the 5 lane highways of today. But it doesn't look like anything has a greater top speed then 5 mph.

There's probably a "chain of command". It seems trolley's have priority, then carriages, then bikes and pedestrian's who can run out of the way quicker.

Anna said...

Yeesh, those near-misses made me flinch.

The music also gave the whole thing a surreal feeling. I imagine it was a lot noisier to be there in person.