The old town of Rhodes
The old town of Rhodes is a living settlement of some 150 acres (including the walls and the moat) with a population of approximately 6000 who live and work in the same buildings that were used by the Knights of St. John 500 years ago.
At the end of the 5th century the three ancient cities of the island of Rhodes united to form a forth. The new settlement flourished as a centre of Hellenistic culture. the major architectural influence is from the period of the Knights ( 1309 - 1522 ) Who reconstructed the exciting ramparts to better fortify the tow against the Turks. - Away from the history, even today the Old Town on a warm balmy night can awoke the feeling of the Medieval Crusader Knights who constructed these buildings.
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carlosmarin (11948) 2012-03-06 11:28
interesting scene of the old city of Rhodes, where you can see the contrast of the house painted blue, with buttresses and other stone houses.
I like the POV, light, colors and sharpness.
Jeppo (17623) 2012-03-06 11:47
ladny ostroc i kolory. te uwlebiam perspektiwa w stary maly ulica..
pozdrowenia z swajczarie
papagolf21 (76561) 2012-03-06 15:01
Ma passion pour l'architecture est comblée à travers cette très belle composition.
La note d'accompagnement participe à notre enrichissement personnel.
Félicitations pour cette photographie très réussie.