Just before summer 2012, during long weekend in Greece, I have visited the island of Kerkyra, wider known under it’s international name Corfu. As it’s a big island and without a doubt a beautiful one, I will start a small “Corfu series” today.
There is no point for me to write about island’s history or to try to convince anyone to visit it. I will simply choose some of the best photos I managed to take there and present very brief story of them.
First one, and by far my favorite, is from a full moon evening, few kilometers south from the capital, just meters away from Corfu’s airport and famous Pontikonisi (“Mouse Island”). It’s a tiny island (not sure if it’s really a natural one…) accessible by foot through narrow pier from the main island, with a monastery of Panagia Vlaherna.
The place is very interesting, offering panoramic views to the mainland Greece, the south and west of the island and… the airport. It’s possible to observe the landings from very close distance. The planes actually pass exactly above Your head, having a feeling like almost touching it! Some new experience for myself!
Photo: NIKON D70s, AP, f 1/8, 13s, -0.3EV, f=27mm (for 35mm), GIMP software