Sunday, June 26, 2011

Belfast, 1901. The Streets Are Literally Paved With... Confetti



Come on over my house, and I'll let you play my Irish banjo, too.

6 comments:

julie said...

Interesting - it looks familiar, but so incredibly different as well. Life had a different pace when horses were still the main means of transportation. I wonder if it's even possible to imagine? Look at all those buildings, and think of how many horse-drawn carriages it took to get the materials there.

If something happened to destroy all our technological advances, it would take a long, long time to get us back to their standard of living. We don't have the know-how no more.

William Cook said...

I always thought all those black and white people moved around a whole lot faster. If this film was possible in 1901, why did we have to look at all those stupid films clips in fast motion? Inquiring minds want to know.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog.
Leslie in Az

SippicanCottage said...

Hi Julie- Love to see your smiling face(s)

Hi William- Wasn't it an elegant video? I watched it a dozen times or more. It's taken the same year that my house was built. It's the year Queen Victoria kicked the pail. I find that time period fascinating.

Hi Leslie- Thanks for reading and for your kind words.

John Lien said...

That's not Belfast 1901 people, IT'S BOSTON 2021! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaa!

John Lien said...

(Actually, I was screaming because if that's our future, I will have to fork over some serious cash for nicer clothes.)