Saturday, February 7, 2015

Time Travel


FreeThinke said...

Berlin looked so beautiful -- clean, orderly, gracious, urbane in 1900.

A great treat to see the way a civilized city looked before the ravages of MODERNITY took over!

What a poignant reminder of all we have lost -- or thrown away -- because of the emergence of rotten-but-seductive ideologies dreamt up by evil geniuses implemented by demented-but-charismatic leaders.

Thersites said...

Seams surreal, doesn't it?

FreeThinke said...

Yo would enjoy this too, I'm sure, FJ:

Moscow in the Winter of 1908 accompanied by Borodin's tone poem "From the Steppes of Central Asia"

I shall post this evocative footage, myself, soon.

FreeThinke said...

Surreal? Perhaps, but my primary reaction was, "Isn't it a mercy that we cannot tell what lies ahead?"

If any of us knew the future, few would be able to summon enough courage to bother to live at all.

-FJ said...

Wow. I didn't realize how "civilized" life in Russia was back then. It could have as easily been Paris.