Crossing Africa and the Sahara by Truck in 1959/60
March 30, 2020 6:49 PM   Subscribe

"This "video" documents a journey made across Africa and the Sahara Desert in 1959/60. It uses color slides shot during the journey and shows how images from the past can be given a new lease of life. This is not a journey I would care to make today."
posted by lungtaworld (10 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
 
I absolutely can’t believe that a slide show can be this gripping. Who needs Tiger Man or whatever that show is called.
posted by Conrad-Casserole at 8:23 PM on March 30 [2 favorites]


That was really interesting!
posted by Greg_Ace at 8:46 PM on March 30


Thank you so much for that wonderful documentary.
posted by metasunday at 9:32 PM on March 30


Wonderful but I'm only a few minutes in and find that the constant push-ins are raising my blood pressure.
posted by bonobothegreat at 9:52 PM on March 30 [3 favorites]


Whoah short shorts!
posted by Literaryhero at 11:20 PM on March 30 [1 favorite]


Wonderful but I'm only a few minutes in and find that the constant push-ins are raising my blood pressure.
what's a "push-in"?
posted by thelonius at 5:12 AM on March 31


what's a "push-in"?

The way the photos zoom in.
posted by jedicus at 7:07 AM on March 31


They stop in Oran, Algeria, just a short time after Camus' The Plague takes place there.
posted by Mei's lost sandal at 7:42 AM on March 31 [3 favorites]


Wow, pulling the heads and grinding the valves--five times!--that's some serious roadside maintenance.
posted by fogovonslack at 9:33 AM on March 31 [1 favorite]


Would have been nice to see these parts when cultures were more distinct than they were to become.
posted by waving at 4:11 PM on March 31


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