After the old citadel sojourn, the kids were feeling hungry so we came out and this series of photographs came to being. Relates to Corfu Town.
With huge arches on either side of the building. We didnt have time, and frankly the idea of popping in to see chinese porcelain in Corfu? sort of strange, lol.
Liston: built by the French in the same style as those in Rue de Rivoli, Paris. Looks really nice.
I clicked this photo, but you arent supposed to take photos inside. So let me describe it. It is massively decorated. Seriously massively hugely decorated in wood, gilt, paint, silver and you name it. At the far end, you have this giant marble edifice with the altar in the centre and barely visible on the right is the shrine of St. Spyridon. I took the kids and we asked for his blessings and lit candles.
Spyridon has a fascinating history, he was born in Cyprus, took part in actually crafting Christianity as we know it at the First Ecumenical Council at Nicea in 325AD, then died and was buried in Cyprus.
After the Arabs invaded Cyprus, his remains were taken to Constantinople, but unfortunately the Ottomans followed him there and then his remains were moved to Corfu. He is the patron saint of Potters. He personally intervened (ahem) in one of the battles against the Ottomans in Corfu.
This is a memorial stone, dedicated to the 2000 Jews of Corfu who were brutally dislocated from Corfu and died in the Nazi Concentration Camps of Aushwitz and Birkenau. The Germans have much to atone for. And you know what I have started to hear from Germans? That they have said sorry enough. Oh! yes, killing 6 million and 50 years, those apologies will be enough. NOT!.