Port of Rhodes

September 12, 2013

girl greece rhodes port town yellow golden lightgirl greece rhodes port town yellow golden light hair blown wind check dress interior exteriorgirl greece rhodes port town yellow golden light hair blown wind check dress interior exteriorgreece harbour colossus rhodes port town exteriorgreece harbour colossus rhodes port town exterior On the very first day we were in Greece I found a very old postcard which featured the beautiful arcades above, flooded in golden light. The postcard was dated 1972 and didn’t credit a photographer or include any information about where the picture was taken. I was completely enchanted by the photo, and I imagined that the photographer who had probably spent a huge amount of time waiting to get the perfect shot of the arcades. I fancied that even if we managed to locate and visit the same unknown place on our trip in 2013, it would likely be some sort of built up tourist attraction hell, forever to be remembered by the golden 1972 picture.

Four days later Philly and I visited Rhodes and stumbled across the exact same arches drenched in the later afternoon sun. It was amazing discovering this secret place simply by chance when wandering around. The Prefecture is literally next to the harbour so admittedly it wasn’t exactly out of the way, but this kind of miraculous discovery does seem to happen more on holiday. I often think when I’m travelling I feel a bit more connected to the world, and I wonder if this is simply because of the technological cut-off. Had I been able to immediately identify the area on the postcard (google image search), read the caption (dictionary translate) and direct myself to the location (apple maps), I wouldn’t have been able to chance upon this place in a moment of complete serendipity and bask in the warm sunlight that drew me there. girl greece rhodes port town yellow golden light hair blown wind check dress interior exteriorgirl greece rhodes port town yellow golden light hair blown wind check dress interior exteriorgirl greece rhodes port town yellow golden light hair blown wind check dress interior exteriorgirl greece rhodes port town yellow golden light hair blown wind check dress interior exteriorIMG_7636acat greece town rhodes wild feral stray white tabby hellogreece harbour colossus rhodes port town exteriorDress – vintage, £12. Hat – Monki, £3 (sale. Flip-flops – Aldo, £12.

7 responses to “Port of Rhodes”

  1. Wow! So amazing that you stumbled upon this place from the postcard. I love it when that happens. So much change occurs over time and it must’ve seemed like you had slipped back in time to that moment captured by the camera. Magical. (:

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  2. libys11 says:

    omg!! such captivating photos!!! I’m all for travelling and greece is one of the places i really want to visit one day!! 😀 so beautiful!!!

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  3. Rachel says:

    How beautiful and serene. Those arches look amazing! Almost church-like!

  4. winnie says:

    Fantastic photos! I love that you found the picture and then found the very spot yourself! What a beautiful coincidence/discovery!

  5. […] you to Philly for all the photos of me in this post (and my last two Rhodes posts here and here) and for being such an awesome travel companion! You can read her blog here, and follow […]

  6. Priya says:

    Oh my word, I am loving looking at your travel pictures! This is beautiful and so well-written as well, you’re absolutely right: with the ease of technology, it would have been too easy to find and not as cool when you did! I’m so glad you found it on your own, that’s just the coolest story!

    perfectly priya

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