The photography: The ship was docked until late evening, affording an excellent few hours late in the day and into the evening in the Old Town, in particular at the open-air Archeology Museum of Rhodes, housed in a 15th Century hospital. I used a tripod for many of these shots. I took a few color shots here, but at least three-quarters of my shooting was in black/white.
Rhodes is the largest of the Greek Dodecanese islands, within sight of the Turkish coast. Historically, it was famous for the Colossus of Rhodes, no known trace of which exists today.
Its medieval Old Town is one of the most intact of Europe. It was a strategic port and trading city that figured prominently from antiquity, through the Greek, Roman and Byzantine eras, the Christian crusades, and the Ottoman Empire that followed. It is compact, less than half mile from any outer wall to the opposite side. Its meters-thick outer walls, turrets and dry moat surround a number of outstanding structures, including the monumental Palace of the Grand Master built by Crusader Knights in the 14th Century, the spectacular Main Hospital from the 15th Century (which now houses the excellent Archeological Museum of Rhodes and its gardens), and several large and small mosques and Orthodox churches. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhodes