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Race The Tube

Race The Tube

Visitors to London may expect that travelling by Tube is quicker than going on foot. It’s certainly quicker than travelling through London by taxi or by car. But is the train actually quicker than this athlete?

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Danny Macaskill on the Cuillin Ridgeline

Danny Macaskill on the Cuillin Ridgeline

“The Ridge” is the brand new film from mountain-biker Danny Macaskill. For the first time in one of his films Danny climbs aboard a mountain bike and returns to his native home of the Isle of Skye in Scotland to take on a death-defying ride along the notorious Cuillin Ridgeline. Even if you’re not fussed about […]

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Cornwall Summer

Beautiful time-lapse films from the south west of England by Italian photographer Mattia Bicchi.

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Jemima’s Journey Through Switzerland

Jemima’s Journey Through Switzerland

British Pathé was a leading news service in the earlier part of the twentieth century, when people would visit a picture house (or cinema) to see the latest news reels, instead of seeing them in the comfort of their own homes. British Pathé completed their YouTube channel this week and amongst around 85,000 films now online […]

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At the heart of the Léman

At the heart of the Léman

Léman is the original (some would say “correct”) name for what most of the rest of the world knows as Lake Geneva. It’s one of the most varying beautiful and vibrant regions of Switzerland, with a seemingly endless range of castles, vineyards, lakes and mountains. The local tourism organizations certainly had a lot to work […]

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Winter street parades

Winter street parades

If standing around in the street and drinking far too much whilst being bombarded with confetti, to the accompaniment of popular tunes being played by an inebriated brass band in eyeball-searing fancy dress doesn’t appeal, then there’s always an alternative to the traditional winter Fasnacht carnivals: the Fire Parade in Liestal. I wrote about Chienbäse (the […]

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Grindelwald in the “good old days”

Grindelwald in the “good old days”

Travellers, historians and winter sport fanatics (and those of us who are less fanatic but still enjoy the mountains) will love this old film by Ronald Haines, shot in 1956 in the Swiss mountain resort of Grindelwald and on the surrounding mountains. (Link via Grindelwald Tourism on Facebook.)

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Your 2013

Your 2013

It’s wasn’t just me who released a review of 2013 this week: Google has too. Their Zeitgeist film of 2013 shows what the world was looking for online this year.

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Filming from the air

Sitting at my computer this afternoon, I spot, out of the window, a yellow plane droning lazily around above the village. Not a full-sized plane but a metre-long radio-controlled model, with a GoPro camera attached, filming today’s glorious winter day on the lake. I couldn’t resist taking a few photos for the pilot and chatting […]

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Pale Blue Eyes

Pale Blue Eyes

An excerpt from photographer Laura Levine’s unreleased underground Super-8 film, Just Like A Movie, featuring Michael Stipe.

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Dreaming of flight

Dreaming of flight

…and where better to realize a childhood dream than in the Swiss Bernese Oberland? U.K. band Rudimental chose to film a large amount of the video for their recent release “Free” (featuring Emili Sandé) in the Alps of the Jungfrau Region and not only is the song lovely, but the accompanying video sequences are sublime.

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A Perfect Day

A Perfect Day

I like it when there is a lot of contrast between subjects in an image or film, or conflicting imagery vs. mood. Such as in the case of this recent advert for the Playstation games console, in which “participants” in “games” sing about how much they’re enjoying the experience.

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For The Love Of Mountains

For The Love Of Mountains

A beautiful little sequence by motion designer Al Boardman to represent some statistics from mountains around the world. Found via fubiz.net.

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