The little square of Pentofanaro is a meeting point for the locals or the tourists. It took its name from the lamppost which bears five lamps. Especially in the evenings, it is frequented by the youth of our town.
Thirty years before, Pentofanaro still was busy with people but with cars too! Traffic was permitted and a set of traffic lights and zebra crossings had been giving an urban feel to it. I can still recall, when I was a child, those traffic lights and the square before the (semi)pedestrianisation. Unfortunately, nowadays, the square is full of parked motorcycles, most of them owned by rebellious teenagers who make a lot of noise with their motos.
On the photos below, taken from the Arcadion hotel, you can also notice the absence of serious traffic, as cars were quite few back then. It was significantly easier to find a place to park your car, the roads had been in a better condition than today and the trees looked greener and "bushier".
|August 1982 - with the Philarmonic Society of Corfu marching|