Greece: art and about in Rhodes

My ferry from Rhodes to Tilos was at 18.00 so I had plenty of time for a leisurely wander around Rhodes Old Town with the camera, even after a sluggish start.  We have been wandering around the walled town at least once a year since we first came in Y2K and in 2010 I came several times on shopping trips from the smaller islands where I was staying for the summer or to meet people off flights so it is familiar and much photographed.  But it is so complex and ancient that there is always something new to take the interest.  The rest of this blog post is just images from the day.

One of the main entrances to the walled city with typical Crusader crenellations

One of the main entrances to the walled city with typical Crusader crenellations

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The ‘Roloi’ or clock tower at the top of the town

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One of the buildings on Socrates Street with the Islamic crescent on top

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The sign says that this building in Socrates Street dates back to the 14th Century, now a ‘traditional’ kafenion but closed on Sunday

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The rough cobbled path up to the Roloi

One of the paintings by Rozina Koroni-Steliou in an exhibition in the stone gate house

One of the paintings by Rozina Koroni-Steliou in an exhibition in the stone gate house

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…very varied

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… and graphic

Immediately outside the exhibition.  She eased what must have been cramped muscles by bowing deeply whenever anyone dropped coins into her box

Immediately outside the exhibition. She eased what must have been cramped muscles by bowing deeply whenever anyone dropped coins into her box

Eyeing a plane tree

Eyeing a plane tree

... which someone had spotted is actually a reindeer

… which someone had spotted is actually a reindeer

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Cat and mouse chase

A stone owl keeps watch on the live pigeons in Socrates Square

A stone owl keeps watch on the live pigeons in Socrates Square

Sea horse fountan in another square

Sea horse fountain in another square

Heading out of the walled city

Heading out of the walled city

Reflecting in Mandraki Harbour

Reflecting in Mandraki Harbour

I’m now on Tilos but more about that again.

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2 Responses to Greece: art and about in Rhodes

  1. Rhodes looks like a marvelous place.

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