Saturday, June 28, 2008

Kerkyra again

As promised, some more pictures from Corfu Town. It's a little jewel of a city, with the typical colour and cosmopolitan feel of a place which has seen a lot of different cultures (Venetians, Turks, Brits...) come and go. If you're curious, read about it here.
Traffic in the city is as crazy as it is fun. Two-lane roads are a luxury, therefore cars are all scratched down the sides. People seem to be very considerate and polite with each other when driving, but a lot less so when struggling for a place to park; I've seen a guy park his car in the intersection to go get some food. Scooters seem to be the vehicle of choice for the clever (and there are a lot of those!), zooming around on those little lanes barely wider than two people abreast.
This is a normal road:
This is my friend taking a picture of me taking a picture of him:
Lovely contrast between old and new (by new I mean fresh paint, not newly built) buildings at every step. Dwellings next to the Museum of Asian Art:
At the Museum of Asian Art again, having my stereotypical tourist picture sabotaged:
Even toilets are pretty here! Yes, this was a public toilet:
I think this is an iconic image, it's got a bit of everything that defines this city: a religious symbol, an old building, a bright colour, a scooter, and lots of sunlight:
Nice tower; when I decypher the Latin inscription on it I may tell you more about it ;) :

Me through a window through a window through a window at the entrance of the old fortress:
A byzantine floor mozaic from the 5th- 6th century. Surprisingly bright and cheerful, given its background:
View of the city from the top of the old fortress:
Um... unidentified nice old building (and identifiable nice not-so-old lady):

And, for those of you who didn't know it, I have a thing for photographic joinery; I love taking pics of windows and doors. So there, enjoy my boundless talent:





4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fokas! lol i love it!

Anonymous said...

hmmm maybe i should have elaborated on my above comment, its written on a sign behind Anca it the photo of her taking a photo of her friend ;-)

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Anonymous said...

Small things amuse small mind i guess ;-)

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Triwi said...

I never noticed that, nor did I read it in English. But yeah, you may be right about the small minds... ;D