Emirates 'Open Skies' - February 2014
I first read about L'arrivée d'un train en gare de La Ciotat (Arrival of a train at La Ciotat station) and the Lumière brothers many moons ago. Pretty sure it was in a Blue Peter Annual too. Loved the story of terrified early cinema goers fleeing the theatre fearing the train would flatten them. Incidentally, the Lumières (was there ever a better name for photographic innovators?) were pioneers of 3-D along with motion pictures. L'Eden Théâtre is where the story of film began. So, if you're a film-buff and want to see the most iconic location in movie history go here. What's Hollywood anyway?
You can watch the original 1897 footage below. Apparently the Lumières were meeting family coming on holiday so quite a few you'll see are their relatives. To go straight to the Eden Theatre website & take a virtual tour click the button:
I was born under a Wandering Star was my favourite song when I was three. Nothing's changed.