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davidstorm

Link Posted 13/10/2019 - 20:48
This year we went on holiday to Corfu and visited some fantastic places, including Old Perithia, which is a partly ruined village high in the hills. The residents mostly left in the early 20th century, to move nearer to the coastline and work in the tourism industry. What's left behind is a fascinating glimpse into the old Corfu, lots of ruined medieval buildings and bags of character. This is a set taken on my visit there, please comment and critique.

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Cheers
David
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swarf

Link Posted 13/10/2019 - 21:18
A fascinating set giving a taste of a lost time. Much as I love B&W, and hence #1, it's # 2 and 7 for me. Number 2 is just brilliant - great light and great DoF.

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johnriley

Link Posted 13/10/2019 - 22:56
Really fascinating set of shots and all very well photographed.
Best regards, John

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 13/10/2019 - 23:02
Amazing they're left there to rot away but they give good subjects for the urbex photographer. Bags of textures in there. The last 2 images are my kind of places to visit. Off the beaten track and unspoiled by tourism. You can imagine things haven't changed there in many many years and I like places like that
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roberrl

Link Posted 14/10/2019 - 10:56
Unspoiled .... but a menu in English.

smc

Link Posted 14/10/2019 - 12:08
Interesting series. The third is also a lovely landscape - great light.

Nigelk

Link Posted 14/10/2019 - 14:13
johnriley wrote:
Really fascinating set of shots and all very well photographed.

Agreed, particularly like the ones I would call studies.

alfpics

Link Posted 14/10/2019 - 15:41
Lovely set David. Captured with your usual care and precision. I love the fact that the derelict buildings are open access it would seem and not fenced off by hideous 'safety' fencing.
Andy

Chrism8

Link Posted 14/10/2019 - 15:53
Oh..... that floor in #5 looks well iffy a very well shot set
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davidstorm

Link Posted 14/10/2019 - 21:59
Thanks all for the comments, I really enjoyed visiting this place, not a hint of health and safety in sight! Some may say it's irresponsible of the Greek authorities to allow people to wander around places like this, but we're responsible adults and it's obvious that these buildings are in a precarious state, so it's a case of standing in the doorways and getting the best possible angles from there.

The place is set in stunning countryside, which was all the better in the evening light we had for our visit. Well worth going to see if you are in Corfu.

Regards
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danofmk

Link Posted 14/10/2019 - 22:03
I was there two weeks ago. Corfu that is.

Whereabouts was it?

davidstorm

Link Posted 15/10/2019 - 20:51
danofmk wrote:
I was there two weeks ago. Corfu that is.

Whereabouts was it?

Hi, it is Old Perithia, up in the hills in the North of the island.

Regards
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