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Good Friday in Corfu

Sun, 20th Apr 2014

We all know it is supposed to be gloomy on Good Friday - funeral marches are played by the bands and sad songs accompany them and the lamps on The Liston are coloured in mourning purple especially for this day.

Yesterday, however, the weather decided to join in! We were treated to sudden downpours, temperatures colder than at Christmas and several epitaphio processions were cancelled altogether.

Nothing daunted, we decided to head into Corfu Town and having circled several times searching for a parking spot managed to find one on the side of the road within a reasonable walking distance of the centre.

The rain held off - I really don't know how anyone would have managed to open an umbrella in the crush, so it is just as well it wasn't necessary.

There were hoards of people, standing patiently in the main on the sides of the streets as the various church processions wound their way, criss-crossing through the back streets and returning to their starting points.

The photograph is taken on The Liston - with apologies to the people who have been included in the picture - I kept trying to take a general scene, but someone always walked into view.