Saturday, June 11, 2016

Greece | Island of Rhodes | Rhodes Old Town | Old Town Walls














The wall build around the Old Town of Rhodes by the Knights Hospitaller is about 1.8 miles in circumference. There are eleven gates in the wall. 




Old Town Wall (click on image for enlargements)




One of the Gates in the Wall




One of the Gates in the Wall




One of the Gates in the Wall




One of the Gates in the Wall




Detail of the Gate




One of the Gates in the Wall




Detail of the Gate




One of the Gates in the Wall




One of the Gates in the Wall




Detail of the Gate




Wall on the seaward side




Fortification built into the wall




Fortification built into the wall




Fortification built into the wall




The outer wall to right, in from of the higher outer wall




A section of the outer wall




Inner wall on right




The outer wall to right, in front of the higher outer wall




One of the bastions in the wall




Stone cannonballs left from over various sieges of Rhodes by the Ottoman Turks. The city was finally seized by the Ottomans in 1522. 




Turkish cannonballs