Posts tagged: Corfu

Daily Photo 59: Corfu (2)

This villa in Corfu, called Mon Repos and now open to the public, was built as the summer residence for the Lord High Commissioner when the Ionian Islands were a British Protectorate (1815–1864). The Duke of Edinburgh was born here in 1921. (Photo taken in July 2014)

Daily Photo 4: Corfu (1)

The old town of Corfu’s capital was built by the Venetians. The seat of British rule – when the Ionian Islands were a British protectorate – now houses an Asian art museum. And a park alongside the Esplanade is named after Lawrence and Gerald Durrell (‘Writers and Philhellenes’). (Photo taken in July 2014)