Barcelona 1908

Filmed from the front of a Barcelona trolly in 1908. I’m not sure it’s an accurate portrayal because it has an event feel to it. There are a lot of well dressed people waving from the sidewalks. An interesting glimpse of a city 100 years ago.

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  1. Old NFO says:

    I’m wondering if it is the initial run of the trolley… That might account for the waving.

  2. DirtCrashr says:

    I wonder if they’re trying to flag-down the street-car to catch a ride? 😉
    The first section looks a lot like Ramblas, but Carre de Gracia heads in the other direction towards the mountains. Wow.
    Avenida Argentina runs into it at the end. At around 4:24 you can see a curve in the road and the hills in the background – and you can Google Street-view it and find that curve with mountains – it’s about at Street-View: 106 Avinguda de la República Argentina, Barcelona, CT, España – There’s a lot more construction. But wow…

  3. Borepatch says:

    It’s very odd watching this and thinking that none of the people you see here are still alive.

    Maybe I’m just an old fart, but when I was young, all these scenes were only maybe fifty or sixty years before.

  4. DirtCrashr says:

    Their genes are still there, walking around, sharing a family resemblance and a surnames, paying taxes and having arguments, having dinner at 9:00PM… 🙂

  5. Albert says:

    Check this one:

    I love it. Awesome! 🙂