Colour film of London in 1927


Below is travelogue shot in 1927 of London in all its vibrancy, quite literally, amazing given the date it was recorded. This film was made by Claude Frisse-Greene who used a colourising process his father William was experimenting with throughout his career as a cinematographer.

Frisse-Greene made a series of similar videos documenting cities and demonstrating their unique character. He aimed to capture the spirit of the place, and with the added benefit of film he was able to capture the pace and atmosphere London had to offer. This snapshot gives more than a nostalgic postcard feeling; looking back on some familiar sites it makes you realise that your own contribution to a city may well be fleeting, but also that you are part of a dynamic organism that evolves through the ages.


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