Sunday, 3 September 2017

Rhodes 2017


My first non gaming post in quite some time may bore some of you to tears!
Yes its some holiday snaps. and no there are none of me in my budgy smugglers!


The family and I went to Rhodes in Greece. I've never been so hot in my life!
The first few pics are of the acropolis in Lindos





A relief of a Rhodian trireme cut into the rock at the foot of the steps leading to the acropolis. On the bow stood a statue of General Hagesander, the work of the sculptor Pythokritos. The relief dates from about 180 BC.




It was a long bloody long walk up


I did quite fancy the donkey ride up, but when the guide saw the size of me in broken English he told me I'd be better off carrying the donkey up!
Cheeky Git!






Th Acrpolis at Rhodes



The Palace of the Grandmaster of the Knights of Rhodes





Palace entrance






 Lacoon and his sons, being strangled by snakes,



Medusa






Along the harbour we found an Arabian Tower




Medieval walls lining the harbour





Fort St Nicholas and lighthouse




Apparently where the Colossus of Rhodes stood at the mouth of the harbor

















Hope I didn't bore you all too much!

66 comments:

  1. Surely one of my future destinations, very tempting! Thanks for sharing...

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  2. I so loved Rhodes but alas only saw the market and the main castle.

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  3. It does look stunning, but not sure I could cope with the heat in my current condition - I need to be carrying a few less pounds!

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    1. Like I said, it was hot, even the locals were complaining about the heatwave. It was n the high 30's to mid 40's!

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  4. It's been over 100 degrees here, for the past week or so. Will cool down to the upper 90s by this next weekend. Even San Francisco broke 105. I almost have sympathy for them, but no.

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  5. Great photos Ray Rhodes is somewhere I would love to visit.

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    Willie

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    1. Do go when you can Willie it's beautiful.

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  6. Ray,
    Great photos brings back lots of happy memories, been twice now one of my favourite places.
    Graham

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  7. It all looks Greek to me, Ray. Was there a McDonalds? ;)

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    1. No McDonald's allowed I'm afraid!

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    2. Oh well, in that case I won't bother going. I mean, you can see Greek ruins anywhere. But no McDonalds!

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  8. very nice ray it looks like you got lots of exercise!

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  9. At least you didn't have to carry the donkey.
    Great shots and some interesting places you went. You need to get away sometimes!

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  10. Admit it Ray, do these first photos mean wherever you step you leave ruins behind? :PP Did you send Fran a postcard with a Greek donkey?

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    1. I didn't send the old boy a postcard with a pic of him on it but I should have!

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  11. Great pictures. PETA is proud of you for, shall we say, sparring that poor Greek donkey.

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    1. The poor things, it was hard enough dragging myself up the hill, let alone someone else!

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  12. Great stuff Ray.. and thanks for keeping the budgie smugglers out of public view!

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    1. I could post some if you really want Dave?

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  13. Thank goodness for that - I suspected your comment that there weren't any pics of you smuggling budgies was a lie to lull us into a false sense of security only to find it at the very end of the post! We were lucky :)

    Sounds like you had a grand holiday and that the donkey had a lucky escape :)

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    1. I let you all get away with it this time Tamsin.

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  14. Lovely pictures Ray. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Always fancied Rhodes, now it's on the list, cheers.

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  16. Wonderful pictures, Ray. Thanks for sharing them - amazing to see history still preserved so well.

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  17. Great photos mate. Looks like you had a great time...were already discussing where to go next year and your giving us some ideas!

    I bet that donkey have a huge sigh of relief when you decided to walk up that hill. Lol.

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    1. Don't show the Mrs the pics or you'll never get to Rhodes! And yes he did!

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  18. Looking perfect! Thanks for a photos!

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  19. Cold wet Sunday so what better to look at than hot and sunny pictures!

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  20. Great photos Ray, Rhodes looks fantastic!

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  21. Looks like a great trip to Greece. Thanks for sharing the pictures! Cheers, Karl

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  22. Lovely photos. I met my soon to be wife in Greece when we where teens. Think it would be great to visit again.

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  23. Great pics. Rhodes is a great holiday destination with plenty of history. Would like go again one day.

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    1. There was so much more history to see. Don't think the Mrs and kids would have taken anymore though.

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  24. What a great holiday destination - great to see.

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  25. Great photos Ray!, hope you have a great time!

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  26. Back in the day they built stuff to last!! Nice tour, Ray.

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  27. Nice photos, it even looks too hot!
    Best Iain

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  28. Yes, great photos. Is that statue of the suit of armour the panoply of Mithridates of Pontus who besieged Rhodes?

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    1. I'd love to say yes, but I'll have to say dunno?

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  29. Fabulous place to visit - been twice (albeit the last time was 30+ years ago)

    Great photos

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  30. Wow! On my bucket list now, thanks Ray

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  31. I've been to Malta and that was hot so I can understand what the heat was like in Rhodes oh and spending a few years in Arizona as well. I really want to see it, but perhaps in springtime when it's a bit cooler! Great looking photo's btw!

    Christopher

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