Detail

Title ID 9315Collection ID1247
Title[Journey Through the Mountains]
Date[ca. 1930s]
CollectionThird Reich Film Material
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionTravel
ThemeTravel
KeywordsBuildings Cars Cultural Heritage Lakes Leisure Time Activities Monuments Religious Buildings Roads Rural Areas Travel
Location
LocalBasel St Moritz Lecco Bologna Florence
NationalSwitzerland Italy Europe
Credits
ProductionContact Screen Archive South East for details
CameraContact Screen Archive South East for details
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration00:05:57:19
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

This film shows a couple travelling through the Swiss Alps towards Italy in an open top car. The couple visit a harbour and the Middle Bridge (Mittlere Brucke) in Basel over the Rhine. Shots of a mountain range near St Moritz, and a hotel surrounded by a snowy landscape are followed by a tour of Italy visiting Bologna and Florence.

Description

This film shows highlights of a couple travelling through the Swiss Alps in a convertible towards Italy. The couple visit a lake with a quay and the Middle Bridge (Mittlere Brucke) in Basel over the River Rhine. They film the mountain range and a hotel surrounded by a snowy landscape. A couple throw snowballs towards the camera from their car (IY 9577 ­ registered in the Provence of Posen/Poznań, Prussia now Poland). The couple visit a hotel 'Maloja­Kulm' at St Moritz, wander around the grounds and sit in the restaurant. Fleeting shots show Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi at Lecco and the Giuseppe Garibaldi monument in front of the Teatro della Società.

The couple continue their tour of Italy, visiting the Fountain of Neptune (Fontana di Nettuno) in Bologna, filming the views from their car. Shots of the Piazzas Nettuno and Maggiore follow. The couple tour through the rural landscape to Florence, visiting the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower) in the Piazza Il Duomo di Firenze.