In more transportation "news"...
Via a friend's Facebook post, I found this adorable (that's right, history is cute to me) video. The YouTube posting includes this information:
[S]cenes from a video shot from a streetcar traveling down Market Street in San Francisco in 1905. Before the earthquake/fire of 1906 destroyed the area.
It's so great! See the road back when cars, horse-drawn carriages, pedestrians and cyclists could go anywhere in the road... at a snails pace. Really demonstrates what people mean when they say we have a fast-paced lifestyle these days, huh?
It also shows how we've significantly shifted from a largely pedestrian/public transit society to the car-centric lifestyle currently en vogue.
Plus, I LOVE that everyone used to wear hats every.single.day. That's one of the neatest things about the past IMO (and yes, I know I'm a dork).
What catches your eye in this film?
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