Celebrating St Spyridon's Day in Corfu
Nearly all the shops and businesses are closed as islanders mark St Spyridon's Day, when Corfu's patron saint is celebrated and Spiros and Spirodoulas across Greece enjoy name-day parties and buy drinks for all their friends.
At the main entrance to the church, a beautiful beggar woman and her two children are handed bread torn off from rolls given to the congregation.
A man in a Santa hat and an old lady with a headscarf loiter around the door to the saint's shrine, hoping to get in as the VIPs come out.
The priest's song inside the church is amplified to the people outside who are buying candles for the dead and lottery tickets for themselves.
The beggar woman is given a disdainful look by a policeman who is smoking a long cigarette, but he tolerates her until his senior officer, a handsome man in dashing uniform, tells him to move her and the children on.
A swish of black robe, a long black-grey beard. A priest walks by and hands the children some sweets.
Love Maddie x