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Places to visit => Places to visit => Topic started by: Hilary on June 25, 2014, 07:16:45 PM

Title: Corinth/ Korinthos
Post by: Hilary on June 25, 2014, 07:16:45 PM
Originally named New Corinth.
A sculpture of Pegasus, the symbol of the town, was erected several years ago.
It is situated near the port and if anyone leaves the National Road and drives through Corinth they will see it.
 Here he is with his back to the sea looking towards Akrokorinthos
The second snap is of him a Canary Island Palm Phoenix canariensis  which looked old in 1996 when I first saw it and a Trumpet Creeper Campsis radicans climbing up the side of a tall building
Title: Re: Corinth/ Korinthos
Post by: Hilary on June 25, 2014, 07:19:23 PM
The  newly revamped port area with its Tamarix Trees
Title: Re: Corinth/ Korinthos
Post by: Hilary on November 02, 2014, 09:52:52 PM
More photos from the port area of Korinthos.
There was some sort of car rally starting from there this morning.
The Tamarix trees still look as if they are dancing.
Several Palm trees have succumbed to the dreaded beetle while others look healthy
Title: Re: Corinth/ Korinthos
Post by: Hilary on February 26, 2019, 03:08:27 PM
After the cold, wet and wind today dawned sunny but cold. I decided to go for a morning walk along by the sea to look at the mountains and try to find something interesting  to snap
First the Gerania mountain, to the north, with a dusting of snow,  now a few hours later it has all gone , then the Ziria mountain, to the west,  covered in snow.
The wild flowers were not yet out , that is if you ignore the Bermuda Buttercup.
What I did see were four trees which I didn't remember and which I haven't been able to identify
Title: Re: Corinth/ Korinthos
Post by: Hilary on February 27, 2019, 03:28:06 PM
Today was dull and cloudy so no morning walk for me.
Here are some more snaps from yesterday taken while surreptitiously peeping through railings .
Plenty of oranges and lemons around  a few loquats and one kumquat
Title: Re: Corinth/ Korinthos
Post by: John J on February 27, 2019, 03:55:52 PM
Hilary, the trees in your previous post, have you checked if they are a species of Tamarix?
Title: Re: Corinth/ Korinthos
Post by: Hilary on February 27, 2019, 07:21:28 PM
The ones near the sea are Tamarix but I don't know what those four are.
I will have to follow their progress through the spring and summer