The Two Fortresses of Corfu

The Two Fortresses of Corfu

This is a little closer to the ground than most of my from the plane shots. That's because the airport on Corfu is quite close to the old town.

The are more than two fortresses on Corfu (the island) but only two in Corfu (the city). The newer one, built by the Venetians in the 16th century is in the foreground and the older one, built by the Byzantines is at the top, sticking out into the water. Added bonus, barely visible in the distance is Albania.

It doesn't seem like either fortress worked very well because everyone seems to have taken control of the island at some point. The Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans and Venetians you would expect but the Austrians, French, British, and especially the Goths and Normans, you would not.

It would seem that living on an idyllic island in the mediterranean isn't all fun and games. The constant invasions must have been a bit of a downer. There was even heavy bombing in WWII.

My other photographs of Corfu the city can be found in the gallery.

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Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type: 10.0-24.0 mm f/3.5-4.5
Focal Length: 16 mm
35mm Focal Length: 24 mm
Exposure: 1/1000 sec
Aperture: f 6.3
ISO: 400


Taken: 2010-08-21 18:03:12
Posted: 2013-03-04 | 17:14





The Two Fortresses of Corfu

The Two Fortresses of Corfu

This is a little closer to the ground than most of my from the plane shots. That's because the airport on Corfu is quite close to the old town.

The are more than two fortresses on Corfu (the island) but only two in Corfu (the city). The newer one, built by the Venetians in the 16th century is in the foreground and the older one, built by the Byzantines is at the top, sticking out into the water. Added bonus, barely visible in the distance is Albania.

It doesn't seem like either fortress worked very well because everyone seems to have taken control of the island at some point. The Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans and Venetians you would expect but the Austrians, French, British, and especially the Goths and Normans, you would not.

It would seem that living on an idyllic island in the mediterranean isn't all fun and games. The constant invasions must have been a bit of a downer. There was even heavy bombing in WWII.

My other photographs of Corfu the city can be found in the gallery.

Show this photo on a map ✈

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Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type: 10.0-24.0 mm f/3.5-4.5
Focal Length: 16 mm
35mm Focal Length: 24 mm
Exposure: 1/1000 sec
Aperture: f 6.3
ISO: 400


Taken: 2010-08-21 18:03:12
Posted: 2013-03-04 | 17:14


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