Wonderful London

Wonderful London 1924 & 2014 from Simon Smith on Vimeo.

Wonderful London in 1924 and 2014

In 1924, Harry B. Parkinson 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
The recording is credited to Steve Jones
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0
The composition is now in the public domain, and more information can be found on this great website … http://imslp.org/wiki/Symphony_No.4_(Mahler,_Gustav)

Wonderful London is available on DVD from the BFI here … http://www.bfi.org.uk/blu-rays-dvds/wonderful-london

Making this short follows my previous film “London in 1927 and 2013” tracing the footsteps of Claude Friese-Greene. It can be found here … https://vimeo.com/81368735

web: www.mrsimonsmith.com
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About the Author

Edin Chavez
Travel junkie, animal lover, troublemaker, daydreamer and a bit obsessed with my camera. Addicted to documentaries, coffee, hot sauce, and blue cheese.
  • Ramanlal Morarjee says:

    Great visuals of old time scenes of London with present scenes.
    I have my documentary film titled Story of London Upon Thames made to show growth of Londonium till 1965; a 2000years of history.

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