Monochrome Madness 3-20

610_8949-t_wThis is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers.

This week, we have a theme again. It’s “road”.

Several kinds of road came up to my mind, when I read the theme. Several kinds of road images, too. But, here we are in a monochrome challenge. I don’t want to simply have an image converted to bw. I want an image, that ‘works’ in monochrome.

This image is taken in the old fortress of Corfu Town last year. Last week my travel series on Corfu ended. In case, you missed it, have a look. It’s a very nice greek island.

 

Take care!

Corfu – a review

610_8114-e2_wκαλή μέρα, χαιρετισμός – hello!

For this final post on the greek island Corfu, I picked my top images as an appetizer for your own trip to this beautiful island.

You can go by car and take a ferry from the greek mainland or come by plane. There is an international airport on Corfu, only a few kilometers away from Corfu Town.

At least from Germany, there are no scheduled flights, but carter flights for vacationers. But, I was able to get seats without booking a package holiday. Instead, I booked flight, hotel and rental car separately and everything was fine.

Now, you can enjoy the slideshow at the end of this post as a summary. For those of you, having missed the previous posts, you can find them easily by using the category ‘corfu‘. Each post focuses on one location or aspect of the island and has a gallery of some images at the end.

Next week, I’m starting with another location.

Stay tuned!

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Corfu cats

610_7722-sc_wOn Corfu we saw many, many cats. Most of them quite shy, others trusting and curious. But, all of them very skinny. You can see easily, they have to work hard to make a living. Surprisingly, I didn’t see or hear any dog.

Not all of the images in the gallery below are mine. Half of them are taken by my company. He is also here at WordPress.

While I was driving our rental car, he was able to take some photos while we were on the road. So, he got the images where the cats are examining the waste bins.

Look in the lower right corner to see, which images he gave me. 🙂 To see some more images from Corfu, you could switch to his blog, too.

Take care!

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Corfu plant collection

 

610_7907-s_wToday, I don’t want to write much. Instead, I want to let the plants speak for themselves.

Corfu is very green. The hills are mostly covered over by forests. In my past posts I already showed you some images taken at our hikes through forests. Many different plants are blooming, even outside the gardens and the parks, at the street sides and beside the paths.

Unfortunately, I’m unable to name them. So, enjoy the slideshow below.

Take care!

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Ekklisia Agios Spiridon

Glockenturm von Ekklisia Agios Spiridon

Bellower of  Ekklisia Agios Spiridon

The bell tower of Ekklisia Agios Spiridon stands out of the Old town of Corfu Town. It’s a landmark as you can see in the overview image .

Saint Spiridon is defied on Corfu very much, although he never lived on Corfu. He was born on Cyprus, is said being a member of the synod of Constantinople in the 4th century and became a saint after he passed away.

After the fall of Constantinople, his corpse was brought to Corfu in the 15th century, where they built this pilgrimage church. He is said to have saved Corfu several times: from pest in 1630, hunger crisis in 1550, the siege of the Turks in 1716 (Corfu never felt on the Turks, like the rest of Greece) and another pest in 1673. So, he has 4 feasts trough out the year.

Take care!

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