Thursday, 2 July 2009

Skywatch Friday - Old Rhodes Town

Old Rhodes Town
(Click to enlarge and cross your fingers!)

Sunday mornings on holiday, after I've been to church, I always like to walk around the edge of the Old Town and look over the walls.

The Moat was always dry apparently but was still a formidable barrier to attack. Now it's landscaped with grass, palm trees and pines and you can walk through it.

There are 4 kilometres of defensive walls developed by The Knights of St John mainly as a defence against the Turks in the 1480s.

This was yet another day in May where there was not a cloud in that heavenly blue sky!

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19 comments:

  1. Beautiful place! The walls are well kept and this is a fantastic photo that captures it all.

    Have a nice weekend.

    Alexander
    Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

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  2. Beautiful and it enlarge, it enlarge. Guess you did something right.

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  3. What a wonderful place. Loved seeing this picture.

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  4. Old Rhodes Town is a great wonder, how did it last so long.
    Patsy

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  5. Hmmm! Rhodes must be some place worthwhile visiting. You are the second Blogger I know that went there for a vacation. Thanks for sharing the history behind your photo. It makes it all that much more interesting.

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  6. Definitely on my list of places to visit! And I really love your masthead photo, stunning.

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  7. It sounds like a very interesting place, I would love to visit sometime.

    Great photo for SWF. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  8. What a beautiful photo and it enlarged perfectly. I envy you being able to see all of that history! Carmon

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  9. Great shor. Brings back great memories of Rhodes.
    Sydney - City and Suburbs

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  11. Beautiful place... Beautiful pic... :) Nice blog... :)
    Drop into my blog when time permits... www.flutteringandwandering.blogspot.com

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  12. Hi Winifred, Just popped over from Rudee's blog. What a lovely pic of Rhodes Town. Sometimes I really miss Europe and all the beautiful old architecture.

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  13. I love this picture Winifred! I also have had some trouble with enlarging photos. It comes and goes though.

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  14. How beautiful...enjoy for me too ok?! We've nothing like that in our part of the world.

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  15. What a lovely photograph. And enlarged it is even more lovely. Where is Sir Lancelot? I expected to see him riding by on his shiny black horse. ;)

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  16. Great photography, you live in a beautiful part of the country. Thank you for sharing with us.

    I am glad to see you are having a lovely summer. It has been raining in Maine since April, no drought here. I am afraid summer will be very short this year.

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  17. Lovely piccie and it's a wonderful old town. I inherited a painting from my grandma of the harbour and I love it.

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  18. Lovely to see the picture of Rhodes as i have never been to that part of the world.

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