Saturday, September 25, 2010

(Day 255) The strife is over

Sunday Sept. 12, 2010

We're told that the harbour at Rhodes was the site of one of the wonders of the ancient world - the Colossus of Rhodes - a giant statue which stretched across the harbour mouth. The Knights of St. John also built fortifications, visible at the right in the photo. We were here today to enjoy the beauty, and serenity (once we found this secluded spot). No wars plague this area now and the former fortifications only serve as reminders of a strife-filled past. May it remain that way.

(18-55mm  f11  1/1250 sec  ISO800)

6 comments:

teca said...

Beautiful shot! Lovely... and silent.

Kisses and hugs.

chasity said...

yay....rick's back!
your vacation looks amazing~
love this boat shot....
so peaceful.

Katherine said...

It has been great browsing through your last few posts. You really are having a memorable & interesting holiday. Love this pic ...

Rick said...

@teca - thank you teca. It was such a beautiful place !

Beijos !

Rick said...

@chasity - ... and it's great to be back. Thanks Chas. Was just over on your blog; looks like you had a wonderful vacation too!

Rick said...

@Katherine - thank you Katherine. It was and will remain a memorable vacation. This place has so much history - it was fascinating just sitting there sometimes and imagining all the people and events that preceded us.