SL-WEEK 6: Photo Challenge by Sylvain Landry: Moto

Challenge by SYLVAIN LANDRY

SL-WEEK 6: Moto

 

“Anybody can jump a motorcycle. The trouble begins when you try to land it” Evel Knievel

Challenge by SYLVAIN LANDRY: Week 6: Moto

“This Week theme focuses on motorbikes or scooters… By cons they are General photogenic …”

 

Two wheeled little bike
Parked on the side
Working days long and hard
Hardly getting a rest or charge
But still going strong
And it’ll be a while until you are done

 

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Gun’s Travel Log: Greece – Rhodes Island 17

“Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know I shall be happily infected until the end of my life” Michael Palin

Gun’s Travel Log: Greece, Rhodes: Day Seven: Hanging by the Pool

Gun’s travel log, stardate: Greece, City of Rhodes EET (GMT +3)

Today was the last day of the holiday and sadly tomorrow morning we will take off.
Relaxing in the warmth of the sun and snapping a few memories in the near surroundings was all on the agenda.

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Basking in the sun
What could be more fun
I can think of none
Last day of holiday
Luckily on a sunny day
Tomorrow we’ll be on our way
On the plane back home we’ll fly
To our friends we’ll say goodbye
There will be no dry eye
The skies briefly turned gray
As if to sadly say
For a while more stay
But, in the end
The time spent
Was a holiday to recommend

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poolside

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Gun’s Travel Log: Greece – Rhodes Island 16

“Leave no stone unturned” Euripides

Gun’s Travel Log: Greece, Rhodes: Day Six: Down Town Rhodes

Gun’s travel log, stardate: Greece, City of Rhodes EET (GMT +3)

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The island of Rhodes is located at the crossroads of two major sea routes of the Mediterranean between the Aegean Sea and the coast of the Middle East, as well as Cyprus and Egypt. The meeting point of three continents, it has known many civilizations.

Throughout its long history the different people who settled on Rhodes left their mark in all aspects of the island’s culture: art, language, architecture. Its strategic position brought to the island great wealth and made the city of Rhodes one of the leading cities of the ancient Greek world.

Rhodes is the largest island in the Dodecanese. Its capital city, located at its northern tip, is the capital of the Prefecture with the Medieval Town in its centre. In 1988 the Medieval Town was designated as a World Heritage City. The Medieval Town of Rhodes is the result of different architectures belonging to various historic eras, predominantly those of the Knights of St. John.

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On today’s agenda; a road trip to the City of Rhodes. Grabbing a taxi and off to the hustle and bustle of the busy streets of Rhodes city we went.

Strolling on the beach boulevard and on the shopping streets can be exhausting after a while, especially since the day seemed hotter than the previous days. Upon a small conversation about the weather – always a good subject where ever you go – we were informed the wind had changed, and the degree was therefore higher.

Walking down the street towards the museum in the harbour, admiring the view and trying to avoid the “bouncers” offering the various boat rides available there. Tempting, but not on today’s agenda. The main goal was to snap a few memories of the architecture and seashore.

After a hard day’s excursion, it was finally time for a break with some nourishment and cold drinks: Yes, you guessed the choice of food: Greek salad, what else is there when in Greece?

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Later, it was time to enjoy the beach life again…

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… Until the setting sun

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Gun’s Travel Log: Greece – Rhodes Island 15

“Eureka! – I have found it!” Archimedes

Gun’s Travel Log: Greece, Rhodes: Umbrellas

Gun’s travel log, stardate: Greece, EET (GMT +3)

For an island which says
They offer 300 sunny days
There sure are lots of umbrellas
In this little town of Hellas’

Better be prepared for the worst
Was the answer received at first
The local folk seemingly surprised
Of the Finn’s stupid question arised

Kindly explaining further
The picture was getting clearer
The monsune season filled with rain
Without the umbrellas it would be a pain

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Gun’s Travel Log: Greece – Rhodes Island 14

“You know, it is said that we Greeks are a fervent and warm blooded breed. Well, let me tell you something – it is true” Melina Mercouri

Gun’s Travel Log: Greece, Rhodes: Ancient Kamiros

Gun’s travel log, stardate: Greece, Kamiros EET (GMT +3)

Kamiros, City in Greece

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Kamiros (/kəˈmaɪərəs/; Greek: Κάμειρος) is an ancient city on the island of Rhodes, in the Dodecanese, Greece. It lies on the northwest coast of the island, three kilometres west of the village of Kalavarda.

This archaeological site contains ruins of the Hellenistic and Roman city of Kameiros together with the neighboring necropolis, which although first discovered in 1859 was mainly excavated during the Italian occupation of the island (1912-1943). Of the classical city, only the façade of a late classical fountain and some walls from the agora (market) remain.

The settlement was constructed on three separate levels of the hill. At the bottom was the first terrace with public buildings, market and temples, then on the second terrace was the main settlement and finally in a dominant position at the top of the hill was the acropolis with the Temple of Athena Kameirados (6th century BC), a reminder of the former wealth and historic significance of this ancient city.

Culture & Heritage - ancient kamiros

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