Wednesday, April 17, 2013

This Makes My Commute Seem a Lot More Dramatic

Ten Ten Productions, a film and photography company in New York, shot a video of the Roosevelt Island Tram journey featuring Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries" (known to many as the music from "Apocalypse Now").

In the Wagner opera, part of the Ring cycle, the ride lasts 8 minutes. The trip across the East River on the tram takes about half that. In other words, even my workaday commute is shorter and less ponderous than a Wagner aria. (Hat tip: the Roosevelt Islander blog.)