New Fortress by Tom Gomez


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The New Citadel or Neo Frourio (New Fortress) is a huge complex of fortifications dominating the northeastern part of the City of Corfu on the beautiful Greek Island of Corfu. Built between 1570 – 1580, during the Venetian rule, the huge walls of the fortress dominate the landscape. Considered to be one of the most beautiful forts in the world, the underground galleries were used for shelters during World War II.

The New Citadel was until recently a restricted area due to the presence of a Naval Garrison, but old restrictions have been lifted and it is now open to the public, with tours possible through the maze of Medieval corridors and fortifications. The winged Lion of St Mark, the symbol of Venice, can be seen at regular intervals adorning the fortifications.

Corfu is the most northerly of the Grecian Ionian Islands. It is a green and beautiful place where the pace of life is not too taxing.

The Old Town of Corfu is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Camera: Sony NEX-7
Lens: Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC

Three bracketed RAWs Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro.


Featured in : Greece and all things Hellenic : 6 Aug 13

Related shots can be found at Corfu or Greece or Eastern Meditteranean.


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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • fauselr
    fauselrover 1 year ago


  • Thank you so much Ray …

    – Tom Gomez

  • John44
    John44over 1 year ago

    Great shot my friend

  • Thank you kindly my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

  • peaky40
    peaky40over 1 year ago

    Wonderful capture Tom!

  • Thank you kindly Roy …

    – Tom Gomez

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 1 year ago

    Amazing place…good shot!!

  • Thank you Gena …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownover 1 year ago

    1570 to 1580 & they think its new!
    Impressive artwork Tom :o)

  • Hehe, compared with the Old Fort, which was started in the 6th Century, this is rather new …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Adri  Padmos
    Adri Padmosover 1 year ago

    Fabulous capture, Tom..!

  • Thank you so much Adri …

    – Tom Gomez

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 1 year ago

    A wonderful capture Tom.

  • Thank you so much Don …

    – Tom Gomez

  • vadim19
    vadim19over 1 year ago

    well done!

  • Thank you Vadim …

    – Tom Gomez

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