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September 10, 2021

Beautiful Photos of Venice in the Early 1950s

During the Second World War, Venice was largely free from attack, the only aggressive effort of note being Operation Bowler, a successful Royal Air Force precision strike on the German naval operations in the city in March 1945.

The targets were destroyed with virtually no architectural damage inflicted on the city itself. However, the industrial areas in Mestre and Marghera and the railway lines to Padua, Trieste, and Trento were repeatedly bombed.

On 29 April 1945, a force of British and New Zealand troops of the British Eighth Army, under Lieutenant General Freyberg, liberated Venice, which had been a hotbed of anti-Mussolini Italian partisan activity.

Just years after the war, these beautiful photos from gbfernie5 show what Venice looked like in the early 1950s.

On the Grand Canal, Venice, Italy, early 1950s

Bridge of Sighs, Rio de Palazzo, Venice, Italy, early 1950s

Bridge of Sighs, Rio de Palazzo, Venice, Italy, early 1950s

Gondolier, Venice, Italy, early 1950s

Grand Canal, Venice, Italy, early 1950s

Northerly view along Rio di S. Lorenzo from Ponte dei Greci, Venice, Italy, early 1950s    

Northerly view from bridge on Salizzada dei Greci, along Rio de la Pleta, Venice, Italy, early 1950s

Northerly view from Fondamenta Furlani (near the bridge on Salizzada dei Greci), along Rio de la Pleta, Venice, Italy, early 1950s

Northerly view from Ponte de la Comenda along Rio di S. Antonin, Venice, Italy, early 1950s

Piazza San Marco, Venice, Italy, early 1950s

Piazzetta, Venice, Italy, early 1950s

Piazzetta, Venice, Italy, early 1950s

Rialto Bridge, Grand Canal, Venice, Italy, early 1950s

Riva degli Schiavoni, Venice, Italy, early 1950s

Saint Mark's Basilica, Venice, Italy, early 1950s

St Mark’s Square, Venice, Italy, early 1950s

St Mark’s Square, Venice, Italy, early 1950s

St Mark’s Square, Venice, Italy, early 1950s

Sunset over Venice, Italy, early 1950s

Torre dell'Orologio on St Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco), Venice, Italy, early 1950s

Venice, Italy, early 1950s

View from Ponte de la Guerra of Rio di San Zulian, Venice, Italy, early 1950s

View from Ponte della Paglia (next to the Doge's Palace) towards the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, Venice, Italy, early 1950s

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

View from Fondamenta Salute, Venice, Italy, 1956




1 comment:

  1. Worst pics of Venice ever...but at least it isn't more pics of England.

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