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The Grand Canal, Venice

This tiny fragment of a gondolier on the Grand Canal shows how little has changed in Venice since 1898

Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins Silent


This is one of the views taken by WKL Dickson on his visit to Italy in 1898 - the same tour on which he filmed the Pope in Rome. While he was there Dickson took views of various Italian locations, including several of Venice. This fragment was filmed on the Grand Canal from a motor launch and is here passing the Palazzo Mocenigo, once home to Lord Byron.