Random Rhodes

Here’s a few more snaps from around Rhodes town.

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Ornate tiles on the old town fountain and a trip to the beach is in order. I love the diving platform poking up from the sea.

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The pebble beach is lapped by azure waters.

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The man is dwarfed by one of the large ferry boats that have docked in the commercial harbour.

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Neil checks out the massive fortifications of the town walls. Mimicking the Greecian warriors of old with his manly chest!!

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A view back towards the old town and its impressive walls.

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As the day draws to a close we’re treated to a gorgeous rosy pink sunset.

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The blush pink fades to purple over Rhodes harbour and the traditional windmills. Where the spindly little goat thing stands on the pedestal is believed to be the site of one of the seven Wonders of the Ancient World –  The Colossus of Rhodes.

The statue of the sun god Helios stood over 30 metres (98 feet)  and was built to celebrate Rhodes victory over the ruler of Cyprus whose son had unsuccessfully tried to besiege Rhodes.

The goat is a somewhat underwhelming replacement . .

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A nice way to end our brief jaunt to the town. Next up, as promised, peeling paint! LOTS of it!! Lucky you . . .

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