Here you see large part of the old town of Corfu (declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO). You can see a small part of Spianada, the largest square of the Balcans, and the famous road called Liston, which in the Venetian dialect means the large "lista", a big straight road that is. Today is the best place for a walk or relaxing while enjoying a cup of coffee, in one of the many cafes you can find there.
Liston was made by the French, as a "copy" of the Parissiene Rue de Rivolli, by an engineer called Lesseps, father of the engineer who contstruct the Suez Canal. Most of the magnificent buildings that you see right beside the square were constructed during the years of the British "protection" of the island, and finally the last decades, the Greeks made a parking space, nearby :-))). So, we can say, that this road is something like an epitome of the Corfiot history of the last centuries: a "french" road, with "british" building and "venetian" name, where you can enjoy the national greek "sport", drinking coffee!!!
On the right side of the picture, you can see the belltower of Saint Spyridon (the one with the red "dome"), patron saint of Kerkyra. "Behind" the old town, you can see the New Fortress, constructed according to plans by the Venetian engineer, Francisco Vitelli, between 1570 and 1645. Photo taken from the top of the Old Fortress of Corfu, which is separated by the old town, by an artificial canal, called Contra Fossa.
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greek (7594) 2008-09-27 3:25
kalimera kai kalo savko,
panemorfi, mas vomvardizeis me eikones, taxidia, skines,parastaseis kai...aisthimata! galantis
TGULUMSER (13252) 2008-09-27 3:26
The clouds are wild and very nice, under this sky the city looks fantastic,
Gessle (70) 2008-09-27 3:35
Greatly divided photo - the upper part is wild, dangerous and cold - and the bottom part is incrediby warm and friendly.
romalek (3126) 2008-09-27 3:46
A beautiful view. Beautiful contrasting colors, very good sharpness.
rasto1893 (532) 2008-09-27 3:52
I like the composition, The coluds are really fantastic, good light, nice colours, Interesting view of Corfu
My best Regards
zahoor_salmi (1053) 2008-09-27 4:07
A beautiful view. Beautiful contrasting colors, very good sharpness.
mesutilgim (94516) 2008-09-27 4:13
Hi dear Hercules, my dear friend
What anice scene, what a nice capture.
Good pov and amazing sky, which builds a perfect background to this nice scene.
Perfect notes as well.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Burberry1 (6041) 2008-09-27 4:39
Wow! This is a beautiful, splendid view and everything seems to be well feated here- the clouds, colors, light.
Kind regards Hercules, Agnieszka
asajernigan (21427) 2008-09-27 5:30
This is a fantastic view of the beautiful city. The contrast of architectural styles is great with the more modern buildings in the foreground and the ancient fortress behind them. The threatening sky provides a great backdrop for the scene. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and DOF.
steliosk (4802) 2008-09-27 5:54
Geia sou kai pali file mou,
poly fobero to skhniko edw, ta synnefa exoun grapsei les kai exoun ksepetaxtei apo fwtografia tou 1800, pou etoimazontai na "kapelwsoun" to omorfo 8ema sou, bgazei ligo surealism to yfos kai o fwtismos pera apo mia touristikh perigrafh.
O fakos sou katagrafei aristourghmata, aksios!!
mehmetemin (7231) 2008-09-27 6:35
Very nice picture, good light and colours.!
Very good composition..!
Gerrit (51935) 2008-09-27 7:14
Great clouds and still the full sun on the town. Great view with so much to see and so far too.
ellelloo (6572) 2008-09-27 8:15
What a great light in this photo! A beautiful view over the beautiful town. Excellent clarity and depth which allows one to see details from the foreground to the far distance. Impressive sky. Very nice colours. TFS.
Greetings and have a nice weekend
edytungkal (4551) 2008-09-27 9:01
Absolutely standing on the best point of view and cap this beautiful old town and i think the cloudy sky creates a dynamic combination to the subject. Excellent quality shot specially the sharpness, i like alot Hercules. Thanks for the shot and for the story too.
have a great WE
bema (26425) 2008-09-27 9:19
very beautiful view over the city of kerkyra, fine depth and a great pov..like it a lot..
mark_mk (266) 2008-09-27 10:45
these coulds look awesome, that`s for sure! Great bird eye POV and nice colors. Everything`s placed perfectly and I like the ship on the right as a nice detail in the shot. Great work, thanks for sharing!
Budapestman (82620) 2008-09-27 11:49
Beautiful photo. I adore this city. We discovered this wonderful island on twenty year ones with my friends. I do not dare to go back because he reminds of my carefree and crazy youth. The photo from the old castle you prepared it if I see it clearly. The view wonderful, the time was superb to taking a photo. Detail with much pleasure visible from the city, I look at it only, I gaze at it only.... Beautiful. Congratulations. Have a nice weekend
bostankorkulugu (42416) 2008-09-27 11:52
is it true what i ve red on the newspaper today?... that Corfu wants independence as they are angry with the greek goverment... well, yes corfu doesnt look very greek but it still sounds weird... beautiful postcard from up above old scorpio...
tolis68 (1996) 2008-09-27 12:04
Γεια σου Ηρακλη.Ολα ειναι υπεροχα σ αυτην την φωτο,δραματικος ουρανος,βαθος,φωτισμος υπεροχος οπως παντα,τελικα ειναι μια πληρης συνθεση που περιλαμβανει θαλασσα, βουνα και κτιρια,η φυση σε απολυτη αρμονια με τον ανθρωπινο πολιτισμο.
ocskaymarci (2690) 2008-09-27 12:32
Great photo of this ancient town! It also looks charming from this POV.
The lights are very nice, the colours are excellent! The tight sky and the clouds in it look very impressive!
The mountain in the background (on the right that seems to be the highest peak in the photo) with the treeless parts around reminds me the mountains with a lime-pit above my hometown! ((:
gilou530 (34) 2008-09-27 12:39
lumiére extra sur les facades du premier plan, et énorme contraste de l'arriere plan avec le ciel nuageux
zeca (19762) 2008-09-27 13:44
Superb clouds to enhance the beautiful view, where the lights are very good making the colours brilliant. Well taken!
Have a nice weekend!
dareco (17134) 2008-09-27 14:13
Very beautiful and vibrant colors. These clouds are awesome! Lots of depth and nice sharp details. A really great view! TFS
jean11-3 (2799) 2008-09-27 14:31
Hello Hercules, your shot shows us so much.You chose an excellent POV.
The light shines down on the old town,it is so colourful with dots of red from some of the roof tops.The fortress looks very imposing.
You have given us a good view of the mountains too, all topped by the dramatic sky.
Tfs, regards Jean.
npecanhuk (74814) 2008-09-28 6:59
Everything is wonderfully correct in this picture! I do like the cloudy sky (it looks impressive in the image) and the sunlight reaching all the other elements in the scene, specially in the buildings - they all have beautiful warm colors!
TFS - Congratulations!
Kielia (24077) 2008-09-28 8:48
this impression of Corfu is really attractive due to the high houses in the FG and the very dramatic sky. The colours are amazing! Most of all I like the light. My compliments!
masquerade (0) 2008-09-28 10:12
Arxitektoniko diamanti exoha anadeiknyomeno apo to fako sou.
lc4giala (2190) 2008-09-28 13:04
opos kai stin proigoumeni panoramiki apo Kerkyra etsi kai edw to apotelesma einai entypwsiako ..ta dynata xrwmata kai contrast tin kanoun epivlitiki kai idieteri
parbo (11092) 2008-09-28 18:32
The authentic city texture is stunning in your perfectly captured photo. Dark cloudy sky and still available blue parts are makes your frame an eye catching one. Your well chosen POV offers great merge of green and historical city there. Congratulations. Have a nice new week.
NickPavlakis (562) 2008-09-29 0:04
Geia sou Iraklh, ti na pei kaneis gia to omorfostolismeno nhsi alla kai ton tropo poy to parousiazeis. Dynatos syndyasmos fwtografikhs kai fakou, an den exeis kanei crop kati paizei me ta details sto compression. O Ouranos fantastikos. An den h3era 8a elega oti paizeis me to LRoom :-P
stelli (2993) 2008-09-29 8:09
So bright and colorful I made it my backround image right away!!! Thank you for sharing! ΦΙΛΙΚΑ Στέλλα
Vasa (515) 2008-09-29 9:23
Hi Hercules, friend,
impossible nice photo. Great inspiration. Wonderful moment, but you know already this. The planet says the same. With all felicitations and my friendship for Greece.
tpstrek (2168) 2008-09-29 10:40
Wonderful composition of Kerkyra, with a very impressive cloudy sky and the sunlight still shining over the town (seems a thunderstorm is on it's way). The old fortress is a nice place to use as your pov; great sharpness and colours.
Thanks for bringing back memories,
carper (96) 2008-09-29 10:49
very nice city view here Hercules,
the pov is exelent, the light is good, the details are fine and yes the sky is great, good photojob here, have a nice evening.
athanvas (2369) 2008-09-29 11:51
Poly entyposiaki panoramiki h foto sou Hraklh me yperoxa xrwmata, fantastiko ourano kai poly kalh gwnia lipsis.
patdeph (35748) 2008-09-30 5:16
there is 2 things in this pictute : the light and the clouds!Superb,impressive,viewed from a splendid POV!Magnificent!
gbeli (1970) 2008-09-30 7:56
Geia sou Hrakli
Poli omorfi panoramiki eikona apo tin Kerkira.
Den exo episkeutei pote auto to nisi alla vlepontas ti photo sou nomizo oti tha to kano sintoma.
Prepei na einai apo tis liges polis tis Elladas pou exoun diatirisei toso kala tin paradosiaki arxitektoniki tous,ektos an vrikes aplos tin sosti gonia lipsi.
theofanis (750) 2008-09-30 8:29
Γεια σου Ηρακλή,
πολύ ωραίο πλάνο,γεμάτο,χωρισμένο στα τρία θα έλεγα!
mydrjoe (1240) 2008-10-01 10:48
Resulta realmente impresionante y maravilloso el contraste entre los colores y tonos dorados de los edificios así iluminados por el sol y el oscuro y tormentoso cielo. Tu maestría es evidente al observar con que perfección has expuesto la imagen tanto para las sombras como para las luces. Admirable!
Que pases una buena semana.
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2008-10-02 0:24
Great sky, I love the dynamic clouds over the city. Good light and sharpness, really perfect.
kpav (5031) 2008-10-02 1:25
Γεια σου Ηρακλή, πανέμορφη η θέα από την Κέρκυρα με εξαιρετικό κάδρο και απίθανα χρώματα φωτισμό και βάθος. Ο συνεφιασμένος ουρανός είναι φανταστικός. Χαιρετώ φίλε,
Glint (6171) 2008-10-02 12:00
your picture makes me fall in love with Corfu all over again.Filled with swallowtail butterflies and lithesome cats, Indeed a magical island "be not feared the island is full of strange creatures that delight and hurt not"(The Tempest - Shakespeare)
CatherineD (4864) 2008-10-02 12:11
Geia sou Irakli,
I like very well this morning light with well saturated colours and beautiful clouds. Xairetw,
Longroute (19396) 2008-10-03 0:53
you are giving me a present! I love panoramas from above and I love Corfù. And this is really splendid. To have stormy clouds above and a goledn light below gives a sense of freshness and vitality. Very good.
trekks (14348) 2008-10-03 3:56
You have allowed us to see a wider view of the UN WHC for this old part of Corfu, and your task is made much more effective because of the good light shining across the city.
A fine perspective from this POV of looking beyond Corful to the harbor and rolling hills. I like the front row of bright buildings lightening up the view. tfs
jaywalker (16101) 2008-10-03 12:58
Hi Hercules, This is a wonderfully captured picture, brilliantly sharp, super colour & the strong light is really excellent & an asset to the photo, a perfect high POV, I love the addition of the ship to the right & the cloudy sky finishes the shot brilliantly, kind regards Wilson.
Graal (102596) 2008-10-03 22:44
good POV and composition. Cloudy Corfu but there's much sun light on the facades of buildings, good caught moment. I like the warm colours also. Well done photo.
Didi (60588) 2008-10-04 5:30
Very nice dominant point of view on this magnificient historic town.
I appreciate well the luminosity and the warm colours on the houses.
rigoletto (34279) 2008-10-04 11:54
I will never be able to visit this list of Greek islands. Whenever i see a photo form them, i become unable to decide. Thus, the easiest way of overcoming my dilemma is never visitibg them, i guess...
The grains and "old" colors increase the postcard effect. The POV is amazing.
syrus_persia (2270) 2008-10-05 5:48
An excellent scene, beautiful and colourful. Especially I like the colours of sky a lot. Well done...
- Copyright: Hercules Milas (Cretense) (68701)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-02-23
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 1Ds Mark III, Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR, 67mm Hoya Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-09-27 3:23