C/U shot of gondola paddle in socket, moving through water. Cut to a M/S of a man wearing straw hat, paddling - a gondolier. L/S of the gondola moving down the canal revealing the unusual setting.
"Let's take a gondola down an English canal" - proposes the narrator - "Somehow does not feel like Venice at all" - he concludes.
L/S of gondola carrying a couple, moving across canal. It passes a colourful moored boat called "Beatrice". As gondola continues to move down the canal, some trees and typical London houses appear in the background. Cut to a C/U shot of the couple sitting in gondola, holding hands. C/U shot of the gondolier's face.
M/S of the people on the deck of the big canal boat waving to the couple in gondola as they pass by, visibly amused. C/U of the face of the girl in gondola waving back slightly embarrassed.
Point of view panning shot of the bridge as gondola passes under it. Several shots of gondola in its English setting: two lines of typical London houses, fishermen on the canal bank, warehouses - very unattractive.
"Where are the sun-drenched palaces, the carefree Adriatic fishermen?" asks the voiceover.