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Hotel Pool

Hotel Pool

This is where we have spent a significant amount of time. It overlooks the sea. And it has a bar.


Taverna across the street

Taverna across the street

So "Tapena" means "Taverna...." got it.


Bridge

Bridge

This bridge connects Kannonia, where we are staying, with another part of the island. It's really narrow -- just enough room for two people to walk -- but the locals find a way to ride their Vespas down it, and rather quickly at that.


Overlooking Mouse Island and the monastery

Overlooking Mouse Island and the monastery

Mouse Island is also called Pondikonisi. Legend has it that this rocky islet is a Phaeacian ship that was turned to stone after taking Odysseus back to Ithaka. I wonder if Odysseus' luggage made it to Ithaka.


Thinking about the clean clothes in my suitcase

Thinking about the clean clothes in my suitcase


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Stavros?

Stavros?

Ladies, if you are thinking that Greece is full of chisled man-gods, think again.


Monastery of Vlakherna

Monastery of Vlakherna

Which translates in Greek to "half church/half gift shop." My kind of hang out.


Another boat

Another boat

It has a Greek flag!


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Pretty hydrangea

Pretty hydrangea

I thought hydrangea only hung out in the South, but they had some massive ones over there.


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In the monastery

In the monastery

Not the gift shop part


Pretty alter

Pretty alter


Another Boat Part IV

Another Boat Part IV


Interesting sign for our hotel

Interesting sign for our hotel

Note the part about "Hat Tennis." We still can't figure out what that is.


View on the way to the beach

View on the way to the beach

from our hotel -- a steep climb.


The beach!

The beach!


By the Adriatric Sea

By the Adriatric Sea

This was taken in front of the lagoon near the hotel's beach. I am wearing a long-sleeved shirt because my luggage still hadn't arrived at this point!


I got two tickets to paradise

I got two tickets to paradise


At the taverna

At the taverna

This is the taverna located between our hotel and the beach. Another frequent hang out. Behind us is the peninsula.


Shane and Andrew talk science

Shane and Andrew talk science

"What did one dendrimer say to the other dendrimer when it walked into the bar???"


Downtown Corfu

Downtown Corfu

Filled with lots of little cafes with modern wicker furniture.


Vino!

Vino!

I love that they serve the wine in tiny carafes.


On the bridge

On the bridge


A shiny red Vespa!

A shiny red Vespa!


It's abotu 9 pm here

It's abotu 9 pm here

And the sun won't completely set till 10 pm


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Amazing Greek Sunset

Amazing Greek Sunset

This was taken from the footbridge. The sun seems to set for three hours here, and all of the light is pretty.


New, clean clothes are fun!

New, clean clothes are fun!


Us!

Us!


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Nice Garden

Nice Garden


Our hotel

Our hotel

Thank God the 70s are back in full force ... the Corfu Holiday Palace fits right in!


Corfu town

Corfu town

This is the view from the Asian Art Museum and typical of the buildings of Corfu town.


Funky frog leg light pole

Funky frog leg light pole

Eat your heart out Frank Fleming


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I tried to take him home with me

I tried to take him home with me

Because I thought he'd look good in my new Asian dining room. The guard stopped me.


View from the Asian Art Museum

View from the Asian Art Museum

Right before I was told I couldn't go into the courtyard because I was a "tourista."


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Inside the Asian Art Musem

Inside the Asian Art Musem

Which was also used as a palace and the headquarters for the Ionian Parliament


Cool ceiling

Cool ceiling


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By the Byzantine Art Museum

By the Byzantine Art Museum

There were tons of flowers in Greece and lots of pretty things growing up the sides of buildings.


Altar of former Byzantine Church

Altar of former Byzantine Church

and now museum ....


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View from Byzantine Museum

View from Byzantine Museum


Cute skirt!

Cute skirt!

Or is it a bedspread?


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