Scenes of daily life in Paris in the 1890s - full color, sound, and speed restored.

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0 1. Kenuty commented 1 year ago

Can you imagine this day and age everyone still on horses?

I wouldn't cought shit up when I walk on the streets because the air would be so clean.

wait no the feces would just do the same.
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+3 2. snotraddict commented 1 year ago

5:02 couple of guys running back to be caught on video again. :)
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+2 3. mwak commented 1 year ago

apart of the street and horses. It's impressive how it feels alike. .. hopefuly we won't wear those outfits anymore :D
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0 4. Judge-Jake commented 1 year ago

Wonderful to see, loved the moving walkway. It makes you want to jump into the screen and tell them how different life would be 120 years from then. <3
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+1 5. ringmaster commented 1 year ago

Little did Eiffel know that his tower would last for more than a century and draw attention from all over the world...
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0 6. Judge-Jake commented 1 year ago

#5 How long do you think he thought it would last?
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+2 7. YoArgentino commented 1 year ago

#5, well, it was built for the 1889 World's Fair, with the only purpose to be contemplated by people coming from all over the world (it was devised as the fair's centerpiece). The cost and the chosen site tell us they built it as a lasting monument. So, I believe Eiffel knew, or at least hoped.
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0 8. Natan_el_Tigre commented 1 year ago

(i) "Eiffel had a permit for the tower to stand for 20 years. It was to be dismantled in 1909, when its ownership would revert to the City of Paris. The City had planned to tear it down (part of the original contest rules for designing a tower was that it should be easy to dismantle) but as the tower proved to be valuable for communication purposes, it was allowed to remain after the expiry of the permit."