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Thursday, November 11, 2021

Walk on the Street of the Knights

Aloha Everyone,

From our hotel, it took us about 25 minutes leisurely stroll to get to the Street of the Knights. This is one of the top attractions of the Medieval City. With a feeling of awe, J.J. and I stepped onto the relatively short (approximately 600 meter) well preserved cobble stone street.

There are seven inns on the Street of the Knights constructed in the early 16th Century. They represent the seven countries where the Knights of the Order of St. John originated from. J.J. and I tried to decipher remains of emblems in front of each of the inns. Most of the Grand Masters were French and thus the Auberge de France is the best and we read that it is the grandest. Today, the Auberge is where the French Consulate is located.

By November tourists are gone and the place was deserted which gave us a chance to experience a deeper sense of history. Hidden in the shadowy walls and stairs, some of which led to nowhere, the two of us walked in silence recalling Rhodes violent and tragic history.

Aloha -- Cathi