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Achilleion stairs

Achilleion stairs
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Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11641 W: 123 N: 29576] (139254)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-10-03
Categories: Castles, Architecture, Artwork
Exposure: f/0.1, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2017-10-17 23:04
Viewed: 1443
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I am crazy about stairs, as maybe you remember, so how could I not to show this magnificent stairs from the Achilleion palace in Corfu town.
On the island, we stayed in Sidari and every day we made an excursion. One dya we went by bus to Corfu town. We managed to see Achilleion, Vlacherna Monastery and the Old Fortress and walk around the Old Town.

Achilleion (Greek: Αχίλλειο or Αχίλλειον) is a palace built by Empress of Austria Elisabeth of Bavaria, also known as Sisi. In 1890, she built a summer palace in the region of Gastouri about ten kilometres to the south of the city of Corfu. The palace was designed with the mythical hero Achilles as its central theme. Corfu was Elizabeth's favourite vacation place and she built the palace because she admired Greece and its language and culture. Achilleion's location provides a panoramic view of Corfu city to the north, and across the whole southern part of the island. The architectural design was intended to represent an ancient palace of mythical Phaeacia.
"I want a palace with pillared colonnades and hanging gardens, protected from prying glances - a palace worthy of Achilles, who despised all mortals and did not fear even the gods."

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Other view of the stairs

Columns and gardens

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Hi Malgo,
A great interior and also beautiful garden for this palace, well photographed, good light capture, your photos reminds me my travel in Corfou one year ago, tfs.

Good morning,
This place looks incredible. So many decorations and shapes in your scene, I like also the contrasts. Well taken.


Bonjour, chère Malgo,
Munificence de cet intérieur à l'architecture et à la décoration recherchée.
Ces volées de marches à double escalier relèvent d'un savoir-faire évident.
Superbe !

Hi Malgo!

I didn´t heard about this wonderfuil place...Thanks for bringing to us!! Good point of view choosen and good light control here...Achilles really will be happy on it!!

Best regards...>>Manu

Bonjour Malgo
Un bonne prise de cette superbe architecture colorée. Un angle judicieusement choisi pour mettre l'ensemble en valeur.
Amitiés et bonne journée.

Hello Malgo,
I didn't see this place, as I spent most of my time in Corfu town in the streets. The architecture is impressive and amazingly richly decorated. Except for the other visitors standing in the wrong places you managed a photo of absolutely perfect symmetry.
Kind regards,

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 15529 W: 0 N: 16878] (188510)
  • [2017-10-18 2:17]


quelle iamge de ce double escalier qui monte sueprbe et quelle décoratiojn murale quelle finesse et rendu sur la paroi avec toutes ces statues au somme sueprbe vue.
Bravo et amitié

Hello Malgo,
A splendid interior composition. Very well framed and perfectly exposed. Superb rendering of the colours and architectural detail. Beautiful warm tints and excellent sharpness.

Hi Malgo
very well done. Amazing how many details we can see. Great colors and sharpness too. Nice

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 26241 W: 523 N: 44924] (191415)
  • [2017-10-18 6:23]

Hello Malgo,

The both stairways with handrail are wonderful.
Also your completely picture is pleasant to look at.
Also nice architecture too.
Sharpness and clarity are pleasant.
Contrast and composition are very well.
Nice done, TFS.

Have a nice day,

Ciao Malgo,

J'aime beaucoup cette contre plongée. Elle donne une très belle ampleur à l'escalier et met bien en évidence le très beau plafond très élaboré dans son design.



Hi Malgo
Interesting note, which instructs us on the history of this palace and its fabulous staircase, an entire show that you have captured in a formidable POV.
Great color, which gives a lot of force to the image.
Very good brightness and perfect sharpness.
Well done. I like very much.
You have a good day.
Very best regards.

Hello Malgo,

this is an impressive interior, I like the decoration of the walls, the point of view is interesting creating a good composition, well done!

Best regards,


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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4871 W: 2 N: 8908] (42736)
  • [2017-10-18 15:27]

Czesc Malgo
Posiadlosc Sisi jest obowiazkowa przy zwiedzaniu Korfu. Na mnie nie zrobila wrazenia, choc pokazywane przez Ciebie detale z wnetrza sa unikalne. Moze za duzo ludzi bylo w srodku i nie moglem skupic sie na szczegolach... bardziej podobalo mi sie otoczenie, rzezby w parku, ten taras z WS i widok na wyspe ;)
Ciekawa prezentacja

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15673 W: 1055 N: 32789] (152452)
  • [2017-10-19 3:07]

Hi Malgo,

A fine upward pov on these ornately decorated stairs with the repetition of the statues creating an eye catching centre of interest and focal point. Good sharpness and diffused light too. Tfs!

Hello Malgo,
A richly decorated and wonderful interior of this palace. There are so many splendid details to discover.
The statues supporting the balcony are real beauties!
Excellent clear and sharp interior shot!
Best regards, Paul

Hello Malgo,
What a lavishly decorated interior! It looks like the empress got her wish!

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11415 W: 174 N: 20888] (92011)
  • [2017-10-31 2:01]


really it is an amazing stairs and those sculptures adorning the upper part are impressive and gave an unusual aspect to the interior. TFS.



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