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Morning photo: Cozy Corfu

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The island of Corfu is summer tourist hotspot, but the Corfu town has not been overdeveloped with condo highrises. This post-process image shows a typical downtown street corner near the harbor, where residents go about their daily business, tourists or not.

SUMMIT COUNTY — Today’s photo essay is a short visual journey to Corfu, gateway to Greece and the Ionian Sea. The island figures heavily in ancient Greek mythology as a stopping point for Odysseus and for Jason and the Argonauts. Read more in this Summit Voice travel story.

Scraggly olive groves dominate the uplands, with ancient trees growing casually along nearly every winding road.

There are overpriced tourist traps along the beaches, but some of the downtown snackbars near the harbor offer tasty fare at a reasonable price.

Deep dusk across the skyline of Corfu, designated as a world heritage site for its collection of architecture.

Post-processed for a painterly effect, a seaside alley in Corfu gleams in the last rays of sunlight.

School kids in Corfu line up for calisthenics.

A classic Greek salad in Corfu.

Downtown Corfu shines during an evening rain storm.

A gutsy shopkeeper in Corfu decided to capitalize on the McDonald's brand to sell magazines, cigarettes and chewing gum.



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