Transit stars in 3 kinetic time-lapse minutes from Zurich
Posted May 10, 2013
I don’t think filmmaker Alessandro Della Bella intended to make a video about transit in Zurich, but trains, trams, streetcars and the people who ride them are the clear stars in this hyper-fun time-lapse video.
Frenetic Zurich is one of three videos so far in a larger work. Says Della Bella about the project as a whole:
“‘Helvetia by Night’ is a time-lapse project about Switzerland by night. Short videos of long nights present you the stunning beauty of the Swiss Alps and show you the magic of a spectacular nighttime sky. Imagine watching a slide-show at fast speed or looking at a flip book. It is photography turning into a movie. Everything in the videos is real and happening out there while most of us are sleeping.”
You won’t see the Alps in this one, but you will definitely see urbanism in action. Enjoy:
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- New DC data confirm real estate recovery strongest in central & transit-served locations (March 26, 2013)
- This is transit-oriented development? (March 8, 2013)
- And, on the eighth day, God created transit (February 7, 2013)
- The fascinating visual rhythms of regional transit (December 6, 2012)
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Kaid Benfield writes about community, development, and the environment on Switchboard and in the national media. For more posts, see his blog's home page. Please also visit NRDC’s sustainable communities video channels.