Photographer's Note

The Island of Rhodes in the Aegean Sea is known for its walled medieval city, the Knights of Rhodes — legendary veterans of the Crusades to the Holly Land — and for its immense statue, the Colossus of Rhodes, between whose legs small ships would sail in entering the city’s port. Indeed, this was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Occupied through the centuries and the millennia by the Greeks, Romans, the Crusaders, the Ottoman Turks, and finally the Greeks again, it supports a polyglot society. According to Homer it was in Rhodes that the Greek ships grouped before sailing north to lay the siege on Troy.

The photo was shot in the walled medieval city, with a Nikon N90 onto Kodachrome 64, and just recently scanned. I have seen this particular alleyway half-a-dozen times, but this was the only time it was clear of mopeds, and presented a timeless image -- how it might have looked six or seven centuries ago.

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