I am a sucker for little bits that remain long after the sound of the thunder. This is a little window onto a place that is no more and a time and people that have been displaced by history. It takes a little over 5 minutes and it is easily the only color film of this era that you're ever likely to see.
London is my very favorite city, bar none. Yeah, the grandeur and the glory of Empire has long since past but you're still surrounded by history at every turn. The people are still friendly and very, very British... at least the last time I was back, which was 20 years ago. But the weather! One wonders how the Brits got by with all those open-topped buses back then.ReplyDelete
Apropos o' not much... The Second Mrs. Pennington and I were planning to buy a flat in London for our retirement. We had narrowed our choices down to a handful and were planning a trip to London during the summer of 1996 to close a deal... and then stuff happened: she discovered she was "with child." It was ALL downhill from there.
It is also my favorite city. I would have loved to live there.ReplyDelete
How did you find this charming film? I'm a London fan, too.ReplyDelete
I cannot remember. I first ran across it when I was living in San Diego so it's been some time. I usually thank you or Maggie's Farm for serendipitous findings on the www.ReplyDelete