ROUSANOS MONASTERY IN METEORA (GREECE, THESSALY, TRIKALA, KALABAKA, METEORA)

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ROUSANOS MONASTERY IN METEORA . . . . .
(GREECE, THESSALY, TRIKALA, KALABAKA, METEORA) . . . . . . The old monastery of Rousanos in the region of Meteora in Central Greece. Like the other monasteries in Meteora is built on the top of a monolith rock. These huge monoliths are a very rare geological phenomenon. During the period between 11th and 14th century, on the top of these monoliths, the Greek monks built 24 monasteries, in order to be protected from the bandits and pirates. Until the 20th century, monks, pilgrims and supplies reached the monasteries only by means of rope-ladders or by a big basket coming up and down by a winch mechanism manipulated by the monks on top. Nowadays, only six of these monasteries remain renovated in the region, while the rest are abandoned and ruined.

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Dieter Behrens on April 1, 2011

Fantastic place and nice tone...LIKE...

Greetings from Indonesia, Dieter

Pepe_Ibanez on July 25, 2011

Un lugar precioso y una bella fotografía, composición y color excelentes.

Buen trabajo y enhorabuena por la toma.

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Saludos desde España.

Pepe

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