J-Church Rail Replacement Time Lapse Movie

Church and 30th St. San Francisco MUNI Construction from Ken Murphy on Vimeo.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, these thousands of pictures are worth exponentially more. Ken Murphy, who lives on 30th Street at the intersection of Church Street, made this time-lapse movie of the Muni rail replacement project and set it to a decidedly Wes Anderson-esque score. No matter if you read the post I wrote earlier today, I recommend you watch this. It’s a strange insect-like dance, condensing nearly three days into 13 minutes.


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