Crosses

by on Sunday, June 16, 2019
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Random pictures from the 3rd Festival of Edible Flowers in  the Hortulus Gardens. July 2018. I can not wait for this year's edition.
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Różne zdjęcia z III Festiwalu Kwiatów Jadalnych w Ogrodach Hortulus. Lipiec 2018 roku. Nie mogę się już doczekać tegorocznej edycji.
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Edible Flowers

by on Saturday, June 15, 2019
Random pictures from  the 3rd Festival of Edible Flowers  in  the Hortulus Gardens . July 2018. I can not wait for this year's edition....
... Aquarium in Gdynia ... March 2019
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Location: Miasto Rodos,Grecja (Ελλάδα)
We saw this common dracunculus (Dracunculus vulgaris, dragon lily, dragon arum, black lily, dragonwort, voodoo lily) on our way to Filerimos monastery. I think the flower was like 50 cm long.  Funny fact (or maybe not), when pollination of dragon arum starts, it smells like rotten meat. Thanks to this, flies pollinate the plant, not bees.
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Zauważyliśmy tego drakunkulusa zwyczajnego (Dracunculus vulgaris, smocza lilia, lilia voodoo) w drodze do klasztoru Filerimos. Myślę, że kwiat mógł mierzyć około 50 cm. Ciekawy fakt: podczas zapylania roślina pachnie jak gnijące mięso, dlatego jest zapylana przez muchy, a nie pszczoły.
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Location: Filerimos, Ilyssos,Rodos, Grecja (Ελλάδα)

Friday Bliss_20190614

by on Thursday, June 13, 2019
We saw this common dracunculus ( Dracunculus vulgaris , dragon lily, dragon arum, black lily, dragonwort, voodoo lily) on our way to Filerim...
Location: Podczele, Kołobrzeg, Polska
... Las Kołobrzeski, April 2015 ...
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Location: Podczele, Kołobrzeg, Polska
Medieval windmills in Rhodes town.
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Location: Wiatraki Rodos,Grecja (Ελλάδα)

W for Windmills

by on Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Medieval windmills in Rhodes town. Linked to: ABC Wednesday Wednesday Around The World Image-In-Ing
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Mandraki Port is the oldest harbour of the island of Rhodes. It has performed this function since 408 BC. According to legends, it was here that one of the seven wonders of the world was located. The Colossus of Rhodes, 32 metres high, was mentioned in 282 BC. It was destroyed by the earthquake in 226 BC. Although historians are still arguing about whether the statue actually stood at the entrance of this harbour, it's nice to think that I saw this place.
Today, instead of the god of the sun Helios at the entrance to the port there are statues of deer and doe. We can also see both animals in the coat of arms of Rhodes. It should also be mentioned that in Roman times, a she-wolf was standing on the site.

There are many interesting, architecturally diverse buildings along the coastline.
The New Market (Nea Agora)
 The Cathedral of the Annunciation of the Virgin
Fort of St. Nicholas
 Casino Rodos
 Rhodes Aquarium
Three windmills built in the era of Joanites, that is around the fourteenth century
As of today, merchant ships are no longer calling at the Mandraki harbour. It became a haven for yachts, catamarans and powerful cruise ships. You can rent a yacht, sail to the surrounding islands and even Turkey. In addition, diving schools offer PADI courses, and if someone does not like diving, and wants to see what is happening below the surface of the Aegean Sea, it should definitely buy a glass bottom boat trip. 
If you are sailors, you find more technical information here.




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Location: Port Mandraki, Rodos, Grecja (Ελλάδα)