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European Adventure Part VII

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The Old Town of Rhodes (Rhodes is a Greek island) is surrounded by strong imposing walls and with its magnificent fortress built in the 14th century by the Knights of St. John.  Today it is among the largest and most well-preserved medieval settlements in Europe and designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.






Rhodes Old Town is an exquisite museum of the medieval era, home to a number of sights you shouldn't miss during your visit.  The oldest inhabited medieval town in Europe, it is remarkable with its castles, houses and a warren of cobbled squares and alleyways.

There are approximately 200 streets and lanes in the Old Town that simply have no name so finding your bearings here is quite a challenge but getting lost may actually be a great opportunity to explore.





Strolling around the cobble-paved streets with the majestic buildings of the Knights, the huge walls of the Old Town and the moat, the Byzantine churches and the Ottoman mosques, squares, gardens and courtyards one can…

GRACE

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Alllll clear!


Time for grace.






















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Alien Life

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It's time to watch a scary movie!
Note: For those of you who wonder what type of lens was used... it was taken using my Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra Wide Angle lens.
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Golden Delight

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Have yourself a peaceful day.

Good day for a Storm

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We've been having some hot and humid days here in Prince Edward County of late.  The potential for severe summer storms is high when all the ingredients are present.  Yesterday we had one of those days and I was out and about in the County snapping away.  Here are a few!










It rumbled all night long and there were downed trees all over. Mother nature can sure pack a punch when she's in the mood.

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Rural Erotica and the Beach

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Colloquially speaking... gotcha!

Sun Kissed

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Seahawks

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For some folks, they know this bird by its nickname (Seahawk) which is a very fitting description as their diet is primarily fish. The birds name is actually an Osprey.









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Early Summer Morning

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Early one morning, we could feel it was going to be a hot humid day. The grass was quite damp and the mist/fog hung over the forest well into the morning.






It is typically very peaceful here and our guests seem to frequent our location regularly. They start their day early and enjoy some of the edible goodies on our property.


Country a la mode

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For a change, I thought the only word(s) to accompany this post should come from all of you kind folks.
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European Adventure Part VI

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Kuşadasi is one of the most popular seaside resorts in Turkey, attracting a large number of tourists each year.  It has a population of approximately 50,000, and its close proximity to the many ancient cities and archeological sites.

Kuşadasi means “bird island”, a name derived from the small island of Güvercin Adasi (Pigeon Island) which is now connected to the city by a causeway.  Güvercin Adasi is home to a famous defensive castle built to protect against enemy attack, a monument that can easily be seen as your ship sails into the harbour.


 The religious shrine of the Virgin Mary’s House was our first stop.






The House of the Virgin Mary is a Catholic and Muslim shrine located on Mt. Koressos (Turkish: in the vicinity of Ephesus, 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) from Selçuk in Turkey.
The house was discovered in the 19th century by following the descriptions in the reported visions of Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774–1824), a Roman Catholic nun and visionary, which were published as a book…