Rhodes

Rhodes, Greece, 2003: Red poppies line the massively fortified walls of Rhodes city. In spring 2003 I landed in Rhodes after being stranded on Crete for days due to heavy seas. A wild 12 hour ferry ride in still rough seas (you know it’s not normal when even the locals look worried) got me to dry land…  The island of Rhodes sits at a strategic point between Europe, The Middle East and Africa.  This ancient city state has had many different rulers, cultures, languages and architecture over its long history. Its position in the eastern Agean sea on major sea routes has given Rhodes a very rich history. The island has been inhabited since about 4000 BC.  The citadel of Rhodes, built by the Hospitallier Knights, is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe and in 1988 was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Canon EOS 100/28-105/Fuji Sensia


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