<p>Kodak's recent decision <a href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/06/photogalleries/kodachrome-color-film-discontinued/">to discontinue the production of Kodachrome film</a> is the end of an era in photography. <i>National Geographic</i> magazine photographers used the film in the 1950s and '60s. Their images of exotic destinations inspired readers and resulted in the eventual creation of <i>National Geographic Traveler </i>magazine<i>.</i></p> <p>Venice, Italy, 1957. Napoleon called St. Mark's Square the "finest drawing room in Europe." Tourists visit and feed the pigeons that have claimed the piazza as their own.</p>

kodachrome venice

Kodak's recent decision to discontinue the production of Kodachrome film is the end of an era in photography. National Geographic magazine photographers used the film in the 1950s and '60s. Their images of exotic destinations inspired readers and resulted in the eventual creation of National Geographic Traveler magazine.

Venice, Italy, 1957. Napoleon called St. Mark's Square the "finest drawing room in Europe." Tourists visit and feed the pigeons that have claimed the piazza as their own.

Photograph by Ardean R. Miller, National Geographic

Kodachrome Photos of Europe

A look back at exotic National Geographic photos that used the now discontinued Kodachrome film.

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