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Sidewalk Scene

Teatro La Fenice. Famous opera house. Built in 1792, it burned in 1836 and was rebuilt in one year. In 1996 it burned again. Two workers were arrested to arson: they wanted to avoid a penalty of 10 million lire for a delay. Their boss was put in prison, he escaped in 2003 and has not been seen. The reconstruction was based on the only real record of its interior from the film Senso by Visconti. It reopened in 2004 after many scandals and accusations of graft

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Uploaded on October 28, 2009