27 Apr 2017

St Mark's Square and Piazzetta dei leoncini - Venice

Bond standing by St Mark's Square entering the smaller Piazzetta dei Leoncini 

In Moonraker, Bond, in the guise of Roger Moore, walks across St Marc's square on his way to Venini Glass, following a lead from California. A marble lion statue is seen to the right of Bond as he looks at his photos in front of Venini Glass. Venini is located by a small square called Piazzetta dei Leoncini, right next to St Mark's square.

Small steps leads up to Piazzetta dei Leoncini and Venini Glass

Piazzetta dei Leoncini is located on the north side of the St Mark's Basilica, immediately east of St Mark's square. 

On the morning after, Bond has called in M and the minister of Defense and alerted the local police about of Drax's secret laboratory and

Earlier in the film, Bond drives across St Mark's square for another jolt, this time in his gondola-turned-hovercraft, one of the most stupid scenes in the Bond series.

14 Apr 2017

Bond as gondolier - Venice

In Moonraker Bond is breaking into Drax's secret laboratory in Venice. Bond, disguised as a gondolier arrives in his gondola on the Grand Canal. Bond appears to enter a small door which probably is located on the facade of Casa de Uscoli, right next to Palazzetto Pisani. This location is fairly accurate since the following scenes with Bond breaking in and sneaking across the courtyard was filmed on the courtyard of Palazzetto Pisani.

The palazzo where Bond parks his gondola is located in the San Marco district. Seen in the background is the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute in the most southern Dorsoduro district.

The interior of Drax's laboratory was filmed at Ca' Rezzonico. The same part of the Grand Canal, filmed from the other side right by the basilica, was also seen in one of the last scenes in From Russia With Love

8 Apr 2017

Bond looking for a party

In The Living Daylights, Bond fakes an assassination of the Soviet general Pushkin during a trade conference in Tangier and escapes over the rooftops. Bond is offered a lift with two girls in the Medina, asking him if he is looking for a party. In order to escape the Moroccan security guards Bond jumps in, not knowing that they actually are CIA agents who are sent out to bring him in for a meeting with Felix Leiter.

On their way to Leiter, they drive down a wide street in Tangier. This is the large Avenue Mohamed VI which runs alongside the beach in central Tangier. The building that makes this location possible to identify is Hotel Rif, which is seen on the right side of the avenue as Bond and the CIA agents drive past.

The hotel with its rounded corner is located on number 152 Avenue Mohamed VI.

The entrance to Hotel Rif is seen through the wind screen
The two CIA agents Ava and Liz, who allegedly are sent out to help Bond escape or just bring him to Leiter, pick up Bond in their Chevrolet Impala in the Medina, which actually is located quite far from the location for the trade conference. The location where they pick up Bond will be covered later.

- Hey, are you looking for a party?