Date: April 25, 2004
This morning we went to the Achilleion, the home of
Empress Elizabeth of Austria. The art and architecture are very
Austrian, and stand out in stark contrast to the Greek antiquities and
achitecture we'd been seeing. The statuary in the courtyard is
elegant, and the difference in tone between the wounded Achilles and
the triumphant Achilles is quite stunning, though both are evocative
in their own way.
started raining as we went into Corfu, where we saw the church of
St. Spyro. We wandered near the citadel and photographed when the rain
let up; the park was pretty and the light was soft and even. When we
returned to the hotel Jane napped for several hours in the
afternoon. Allan bought a travel alarm clock in the hotel store to
augment wake-up calls.
For dinner we went to a taverna Eirini knew where we
started with ouzo, and worked our way through about six to eight
courses interspersed with wine and dancing. Most people drank; many
danced, some on tables.