San Francisco after the fire

After being mesmerized by the film shot from a streetcar along Market Street in San Francisco before The Big One, here’s some footage shot shortly after the earthquake and fire that devastated the city. Via Jason Kottke, who Viad devour.

October 5, 2010 · 1 min

slow, organized chaos

I could watch this video all day. The fluid, organic flow of people and machines [through the streets of San Francisco in 1905]( - before the big fire. There's something mesmerizing about the way everyone is able to move together. No ring roads. No interchanges. No streetlights. No bike lanes. Just a fluid, organic flow of humanity. I lost count of near-miss collisions, though... **Update:** Looks like the video got yanked from YouTube due to copyright issues on the audio....

August 5, 2010 · 1 min