Saturday, September 25, 2010

(Day 261) Builders' dreams

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)


becky said...

Excellent capture of the little crab!

Julia said...

How close did you actually get to that crab?

Rick said...

@becky - I didn't know they had little tufts of 'hair' on top of their eyes - who ever heard of eyebrows on a crab ?

Rick said...

@Julia - about 1.3 metres, but your mother was closer !