Utilizing archival footage from Amsterdam’s EYE Museum and artificial intelligence, digital artist Denis Shiryaev created the amazing video below based on early 1920s filming in Amsterdam. The colorized images offer a rare glimpse into the city’s life before it became a tourist theme park for jaded travelers. The ambient soundscape was created for the film by Guy Jones. I was especially happy to see scenes in Haarlemmerdijk, Haarlemmerstraat, and Haarlemmerplein neighborhood, since it was the first place that I stayed in Amsterdam forty years ago.
You can learn more about this film, and other similar projects by Shiryaev by clicking on this link.