Saturday Sept. 18, 2010
We planned our excursion today to take us down to the southwest of Rhodes to explore another fortress built by the Knights of St. John, near the village of Kritinia. Along the way, we came across much more recent 'ruins' near the village of Salakos. Here was located what appeared to be a huge resort, for which the reinforced concrete shell had been erected some years ago, but which was now totally overgrown and abandoned. We didn't know the story behind this builder's dreams, but perhaps the recession overtook his grandiose plans.
Later, on Agathi Beach, we watched another builder hard at work, excavating a new home for himself, right on the beach. This one, however, did not require bank financing.
(10-22mm f11 1/800 sec ISO200)
(70-200mm f8 1/60 sec ISO200)