Tuesday, January 10, 2017

31 Stunning Kodachrome Snapshots of Italian Antique Architecture in the 1950s

A Canadian man toured the UK and Europe in 1956 taking Kodachrome 35mm slides of buildings, old and new. His name is unknown, but he is undoubtedly deceased, and was possibly an architect given the nature of the photographs.

Here is a collection of stunning vintage photos from his album that he shot street scenes and old building in Italy in 1956.


Arch of Constantine, Rome, Italy, 1956

Back facade of the Santa Maria Novella Church, Florence, Italy, 1956

Banner for the XXVIII Venice Biennale hanging from the Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy, 1956

Baptistry & Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower) & Campanile (Giotto's Bell Tower), Florence, Italy, 1956

Baptistry & Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower) and Campanile (Giotto's Bell Tower), Florence, Italy, 1956

Campanile (Giotto's Bell Tower) at Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower) Florence, Italy, 1956

Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower), Florence, Italy, 1956

Courtyard of the Doge's Palace, Venice, Italy, 1956

Courtyard of the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, Florence, Italy, 1956

Facade of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II from Il Duomo (Milan Cathedral), Milan, Italy, 1956

Il Duomo (Milan Cathedral), Milan, Italy, 1956

Il Duomo (Milan Cathedral), Milan, Italy, 1956

Il Duomo (Milan Cathedral), Milan, Italy, 1956

Inside The Pantheon, Rome, Italy, 1956

Loggetta at the foot of the Campanile, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy, 1956

Main portal by Augusto Passaglia at the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore (Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower), Florence, Italy, 1956

Milan Cathedral, Milan, Italy, 1956

Milan Cathedral, Milan, Italy, 1956

Milan Cathedral, Milan, Italy, 1956

Milan Central Station (Milano Centrale) from Piazza Duca D'Aosta, Milan, Italy, 1956

Northerly View from the Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy, 1956

Piazza C.L.N., Torino, Italy, 1956

Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy, 1956

Portal of St Mark's Basilica, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy, 1956

San Zeno Basilica, Verona, Italy, 1956

Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan, Italy, 1956

St Mark's Clock, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy, 1956

View down Calle Larga XXII Marzo towards Chiesa di San Moise on Campo San Moisè, Venice, Italy, 1956

View from Saint Mark's Basilica of Piazzetta San Marco, Venice, Italy, 1956

View towards Via Dei Mercanti from Il Duomo (Milan Cathedral), Milan, Italy, 1956

West facade of St Mark's Basilica, Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy, 1956

(Photos from gbfernie5)

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