The first of three sets of pictures from a holiday in early September on the Greek island of Corfu.

  

(L) Looking over “Faliraki” towards the island of Vido. (R) Evening view towards the Old Fortress from the balcony of the Cavalieri hotel (recommended for its generous portions of baklava).

  

Views from the boat on a tour around Vido.

  

Part of the tour including a sea lion display – cue discussion on the ethics of confining the animals in a sea cage for entertainment. The sea lions themselves didn’t seem too grumpy.

Staircase onto the roof of the New Fortress. Construction of the new fortress was begun by the Venetians, who then ruled Corfu, in response to an Ottoman seige in 1537.

10th September

Pictures from a trip on blue bus 2b out to Mon Repos.

An unexpected connection to the British Royal family – Prince Philip was born in the villa of Mon Repos in 1921.

  

Views over Garitsa bay towards the old town.

A key destination of the trip: the church of St Jason and Sosipater, apparently the only church in the world dedicated to St Jason. Jason and Sosipater were responsible for the evangelisation of Corfu.

  

(L) Icon of Jason and Sosipater. (R) Interior view of the church.

 

Corfu I

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