Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Corfu Old Town

What would be a better place to spend
a rainy Saturday afternoon
than Liston!
The Liston was built in 1807
by Mathieu de Lesseps, a Frenchman
- a fine example of the architecture of
the Napoleonic period
- the terrace was inspired by the
Rue de Rivoli in Paris
Before that went to the newsagent's
on the street just behind Liston,
which sells newspapers and mags
all over the world...
..to buy Finnish "Ilta-Sanomat"
- it arrives 1 day behind,
so on Saturday got Friday's paper
Arched Liston
- it was packed
but managed to find a nice table there
Read the newspaper,
drank diet coke
and ate mini-muffins!
As it was the last day
wanted to make a nice walk
on the strets of the Old Town

A beautifully restored house
Campiello is Corfu Town's old quarter
The Venetian influence can be seen
in the buildings
and narrow streets
The ground is smoothly paved
and very slippery when raining!
Nice small house
Mansions on the border of Campiello
Houses facing the Esplanade

Big plus for the hotel:
as the check-out time was at noon,
got another room to stay as long as wanted
- had a shower before hitting to the airport
The Corfu airport was packed
and not enough facilities,
absolutely no worth of going there
any earlier than needed
The bathroom of room 424
- forgot to take a pic of the bathroom
of 621,
it had the same style but more spacious
with 2 basins
Had a great holiday!

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