The Isle of Rhodes

IMG_5201 IMG_5173{Cats were everywhere on the island especially, around and about the Harbor of Rodos}

Rhodes is famous for the huge bronze Colossus {Kolossos means “giant statue} that once stood in the harbor, known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; is home to a medieval fortification in Old Town and has a geographical location, which is the gateway to the Aegean.

The beauty of this island is not just as a beach resort, but seeing the ancient built upon the new that makes it shores so awe-inspiring. Listed are few of my favorites sites when exploring.

IMG_5353 IMG_5232{Located on the wave breaker at Mandraki harbor, one of three medieval windmills which once ground grains, and the Street of the Knights in the Medieval City of Rhodes- 1309-1522 is a unique example of an architectural style during the Crusades that combines Byzantine, French and Spanish influences.}

IMG_5210 IMG_5323{I could not get enough of the grilled prawns or the fresh fish served whole}

One of the best assets of this island is the seafood, restaurants specializing in traditional Greek dishes with influences from nearby Turkey, and do not forget the ocean view of the Aegean when enjoying a meal.

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K

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Weekend in Washington {DC}

IMG_4321{Saturday afternoon in front of the White House with a Brexit protest behind me}

There is something about being in the District of Columbia taking in a few sites, learning about an ancient Greek culture through an exhibit, enjoying a delicious meal or catching a show, all while not being considered a typical tourist.

The city is truly bustling, especially around the Mall with the construction of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which officially opens this fall, streets are being repaired, and on every other corner there is a protest of some sort.

IMG_4306Joe’s Seafood Prime Steak & Stone Crab
750  15th Street NW, Washington 20005
This lavish two story space was a perfect reprieve after viewing the exquisite exhibit The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great at the National Geographic Museum on 17th Street. This will be the only east coast venue of 500 priceless treasures many of which have never been outside of Greece that celebrate kings, poets, and philosophers. But, back to Joe’s on 15th for brunch, sipping a cocktail and enjoying American surf n’ turf fare was a great way to recap what was seen in the museum.

IMG_4273On Friday night with my BFF Quy, we attended a performance of the Saffron Dance troupe’s Casbah 2016. We saw women of all ages and sizes perform the Middle Eastern style of entertainment known as belly-dancing. Each part of their bodies were actively engaged along with hip movements that mesmerized the audience. The costumes were beautifully designed to showcase their fluid movements.

Well, I am off to pack for my upcoming trip this weekend to Italy and Greece. I have been to several galleries between Washington and New York over the last few months to be able to research and appreciate the antiquities of Greece and Italy.

Stay stylish,
K