The YouTube artist known as NASS–who specializes in taking old footage of urban centers and colorizing and updating them–has posted a splendid eight-plus minutes of various places in London in the 1930s. His/Her/They’s work with color is beyond impressive–it never feels colorized, only real and lush. This is the London of Noel Coward, the young Alfred Hitchcock and Larry and Viv. Since the shots are static and frequently lengthy, my suggestion is to make sure you have the time and the calm to zone out on it rather than rush through it looking for action. Best to turn the lights off or draw the curtains. An edible wouldn’t hurt either. There really isn’t anything that happens. It’s just a time and place caught for a brief moment and preserved forever.


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