Gondolas At Dawn
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View of gondolas and the Island of San Giorgi Maggiore from St. Mark's Square at dawn. In the background is the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore and the bell tower next on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore.
The church was built between 1566 and 1610. The tower dates back to 1791. The original tower was built in 1467 but fell in1774.
As for gondolas, they have been plying the canals of Venice in some form for at least the last 1000 years. The first mention of them is in a letter dating back to 1094. In the 15th century they appear in paintings. Over the subsequent centuries they evolved into their present form.
November 25th, 2016
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