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The lovely town of Corfu stands on the broad part of a peninsula, whose termination in the Venetian citadel (Greek: Παλαιό Φρούριο) is cut off from it by an artificial fosse formed in a natural gully, with a salt-water ditch at the bottom, that serves also as a kind of marina and is called Kontrafossa. The old city, having grown up within fortifications, where every metre of ground was precious, is a labyrinth of narrow streets paved with cobblestones, sometimes tortuous but colourful and clean. These streets are known as "kantounia" (Greek: καντούνια), and the older amongst them sometimes follow the gentle irregularities of the ground; while many are too narrow for vehicular traffic. A promenade rises by the seashore towards the bay of Garitsa (Γαρίτσα), together with an esplanade between the town and the citadel known as Spianada with "Liston" (Greek: Λιστόν) to its west side

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  • Copyright: Georgia Panakia (g_panakia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 70 N: 729] (4031)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-08-30
  • Categories: Arquitectura
  • Exposición: f/4, 1/200 segundos
  • Versión de la foto: Versión original
  • Date Submitted: 2008-10-22 0:55
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Points: 20
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