Well, once again I've got a bunch of photos for you. This time, however, I thought it might be a good idea to wander around the new town and see if I could snap some scenes that perhaps one wouldn't expect to see in the modern part of Rhodes Town.
The snaps below were all taken in a half-hour period, around midday until 12.30pm on Tuesday September 23rd. See what you think of these...
|A rather spelndid frontage I thought for a house that is sadly showing signs of neglect. Not five minutes walk from the dreaded MacDonalds!!|
|No, the Old Town doesn't have the monopoly on cats sleeping on ledges in the shade.|
|At this distance my nose told me what he was selling.|
|Old Town? Nope, New Town, where there is a really lovely "Old Quarter" of which this is a part.|
|I just liked the look of this place.|
|Useful info for history buffs. That clock tower is about the same height as the Colossus would have been, about 100 feet or 30 metres. The majority of archeologists now agree, though, that he never stood beside the harbour and certainly not with his feet astride the entrance. He probably stood on the hill up near the Rhodes Acropolis, within sight of the Temple of Apollo. See the info on the Rhodes Trivia page.|
|The Cunard ship The "Queen Victoria" was in dock. Small wonder that the Old Town was busy. She carries over 2,000 passengers. Check out these links if you're interested in knowing more about her: QV Wkipedia page, Cunard's QV page.|
|OK, so I just slipped this one in from the Old Town. I was actually on my way to the Odyssey Restaurant for a spot of lunch and just thought this place looked photogenic!|