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Back to "base" after a 10 days trip to Kerkyra (Corfu) and here's the third photo of the series. This is a nightshot of the Old Fortress (there is also a new one on the other side of the town, while a storm was raging (I had to find refuge below a tent). Here's some info from WIKIPEDIA:

"The old citadel (Palaio Frourio literally: Old Fortress (Παλαιό Φρούριο)) is an old Venetian fortress built on an islet with fortifications surrounding its entire perimeter, although some sections especially on the east side are slowly being eroded and falling into the sea. Nonetheless the interior has been restored and maintained and it is used for cultural events such as concerts (συναυλίες) and Sound and Light Productions (Ηχος και Φως) whereby historical events are recreated using sound and light special effects. The ambience of the place is dramatic as one is surrounded by ancient fortifications while the surrounding Ionian sea glimmers in the background. In the middle of all this the central high point of the citadel rises like a giant natural obelisk complete with a military observation post at the top, with a giant cross at its apex. At the foot of the observatory, St. George's church, in classical Greek architectural style with six Doric colummns,[2] as opposed to the Byzantine architectural style of most Eastern Orthodox churches, is quite an imposing sight. Taking in a concert or other event at night in such a place under the moonlight while surrounded by the sea, immersed in this history steeped environment with all its diverse and unexpected architectural elements, is an experience that even the most discriminating connoisseur of life would appreciate."

*This is the place from the top of which I took my Corfu at your feet photo. The town is at the right of the picture.

**I used a pretty small aperture and "bulb" shutter speed and waited for the thunders. What I 've learned from this try is that you have to turn off the shutter just after you see the thunder and not wait for another one to come.

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