This last summer, I had a chance to visit Barcelona and thought it was one of the best places I've ever been--the food, the wine, the city--all were simply amazing. However, after seeing "Gerone, the Venice of Spain", I wish I'd taken some more time and gone on a day trip to nearby Girona. While the river in this documentary by Segundo de Chomón isn't very exciting (it looks like a trickle), the buildings are. Additionally, the homes and streets have a look about them that reminded me of Florence. I have never been to Venice, but expected to see more water and homes abutting canals--and this wasn't evident in this short documentary. It's not a brilliant film and I am sure a lot of other films like it were made around the same time, but it is an interesting time capsule and I am sure the city has changed remarkably in the hundred plus years since this was filmed. Well made and worth seeing.
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