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I took this photo while I was visiting the new fortress in Corfu Town (Kerkyra). I really liked the nice view of the old town and the nice colors of the houses. Luckyly when I was visiting the fortress it was late afternoon the the light was great, so I made few nice photos.

Here you can see two ladies standing on the egde of the wall and looking at the old town. By the way the blue in the background is sea, somebody (on another web site) thought it was sky and couldn't figure it out :)

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The new citadel or Neo Frourio (Νέο Φρούριο) meaning New Fortress is a huge complex of fortifications that dominates the northeastern part of the city. The huge walls of the fortress dominate the landscape as one makes the trip from Neo Limani (Νέο Λιμάνι meaning New Port) to the town, taking the road that passes through the fishmarket (ψαραγορά). The new citadel was until recently a restricted area due to the presence of a naval garrison. However the old restrictions have been lifted and it is now open to the public, and tours can be taken through the maze of medieval corridors and fortifications. The winged lion, the symbol of Venice, can be seen at regular intervals adorning the fortifications. It is worth noting that at the feet of the lion lies an open book, symbolizing that the Venetians came to Corfu not to conquer but to defend.

(wikipedia)

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