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Camera: Nixon D50 Lens: Sigma 18-200mm
ISO: 200

Photo is taken in Greece island Corfu. The small island close to Kerkyra would have dfifferent name.
Holidaymakers have been coming to Corfu, or Kerkyra in Greek, since the 1940’s, and it is one of the most visited Greek islands. Some find the island too busy during the summer months, and it is a fact that the many years of tourism have taken its toll. The green nature and beautiful surroundings are exceptional, though, and the island is ideal for driving around and exploring it.
Many locals live off tourism, but the agriculture is also an important source of income. The soil is very rich and the climate humid, making crops plenty. Olives, fruit, spices and wine are produced, and many locals also support themselves by fishing or working on boats during winter.
That the island has extraordinary architecture and nature is not to be contradicted though. The island was lucky during the great earthquake that hit the Ionian islands in 1953: while many of the islands suffered great losses in both lives and buildings, Corfu was unharmed.
The island also is and has been a popular resort for royalty and celebrities. The Greek royal family used to spend their summers here, the Austrian empress Elizabeth had a palace here, the Achilleo, and later Emperor Wilhelm II bought it. Today the palace is a casino and hotel but the ex-king Constantine is trying to get it back, which of course is a subject of great controversy here in Greece. Many international stars and public figures spend their holidays here.
The islands saint, Spyridon, is kept in a silver casket in the sixteenth century church. He was a bishop who lived on Cyprus in the third century and is still believed to perform miracles. Reports of seaweed being found on the saints feet in the morning make many people believe he walks around at night, maybe visiting his fiend St. Gerasimos on Cephalonia.
The Easter celebration here is a little different, since it is a custom to break ceramic pots on Good Friday. You have to watch out – people are throwing the pots from their balconies everywhere.

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greece, corfu, europe, nature, erosion, geology, sea

Meeli Sonn is an freelance photographer based in Las Vegas, USA. Meeli specialises in producing high-quality images of our all kind natural world, capturing the beauty and mystery of nature, animals, birds, plants. It needs good eye. Meeli’s love of nature does not end with the landscape, as she aspires to photograph all things natural in his own unique way. Her big passion is macro world.

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Comments

  • canonman99
    canonman99about 5 years ago

    looks like a wonderful spot,great clear water, super color

  • thanks my dear friend for kind comments.

    – loiteke

  • Hetty Mellink
    Hetty Mellinkabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful colors of the water!

  • thanks my dear friend for kind comments.

    – loiteke

  • lianne
    lianneabout 5 years ago

    How perfectly lovely – how nice to know there are still places in the world with such wonderful clear blue water!!

  • thanks my dear friend for kind comments.

    – loiteke

  • Shelby  Stalnaker Bortone
    Shelby Stalna...about 5 years ago

    wonderful shot, but where is it?

  • thanks my dear friend for kind comments. it is in europe, corfu island

    – loiteke

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTabout 5 years ago

    nice shot

  • thanks my dear friend for kind comments.

    – loiteke

  • Fran E.
    Fran E.about 5 years ago

    Fabulous!!!

  • thanks my dear friend for kind comments.

    – loiteke

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansabout 5 years ago

    This is so beautiful Meeli

  • thanks my dear friend for kind comments.

    – loiteke

  • Torfinn
    Torfinnabout 5 years ago

    Excellent shot Meeli!

  • thanks my dear friend for kind comments.

    – loiteke

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltabout 5 years ago

    krasotishe

  • thanks my dear friend for kind comments.

    – loiteke

  • Tracey  Dryka
    Tracey Drykaabout 5 years ago

    Love this one… the water is so beautiful…

  • thanks my dear friend for kind comments.

    – loiteke

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