Greece, Travel, Visual Feasts

Corfu: St George’s Church

April 30, 2015
St George Church

Corfu was just a quick stop on our trip in Europe last year and although it was rather cold and rainy we still had a wonderful day.

We meandered through the OldĀ Fortress of Kerkyra where St George’s church is located. Built in 1840 by the British military, it was originally an Anglican church and was converted to a Greek Orthodox church in 1865.

It is a beautiful building and I took this photo, because it looks so much like one of the ancient Greek temples that I studied in school, particularly the large stone columns and the raking cornice. I went to a Greek primary school, so visiting Corfu and this beautiful church was very special to me and a visit I will always treasure.

We sat at a cafe overlooking the church, watching the storm clouds roll in before we headed into the old town of Corfu for some lunch. We got absolutely soaked by a deluge of rain and I had to take my shoes off to wade through the puddles. A lunch of slow roasted lamb and Mythos beer was a welcome reprieve before we bid goodbye to Corfu.

 

 

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