Rick Prelinger “Lost Landscapes of San Francisco”

Posted on Saturday, December 20th, 02008 by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander
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Rick Prelinger

Four Dimensional Cities

Cities are designed and built in three dimensions. Watching Prelinger’s historic footage of San Francisco last night (to a more than overflowing crowd) reminds us however that one of the most compelling dimensions to a city is it’s fourth dimension – time.

*Note that Counter Pulse will be hosting an encore show for those who missed this one on February 11th at 7:30pm.

The crowd gasped at an incomplete 280 freeway, and watched in amazement as horse and buggies dodged in and out of cable car traffic on Market Street in 01905. We sat silent watching the homeless of the forties, and cheered to see Playland by the Beach and Laughing Sal. Rick reminded us, “The past is not passe, it is prologue…

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