Μετέωρα Μοναστήρια, Meteora

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It is said that the first people to inhabit Meteora arrived in the 9th Century. In a bid to escape everyday life, they braved fierce storms and climbed up the cliffs with their bare hands. Grabbing at trees as they went, they eventually settled in small caves and crevices and embarked on a life of solitude, meeting occasionally to worship and pray. For hundreds of years the only way to bring anything up or down the rocks was with nets or baskets attached to rope
Can you see the ropes? Are they still used to bring supplies to the monastery on top?

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  • Uploaded on December 3, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Eva Lewitus
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot S330
    • Taken on 2006/07/20 16:34:16
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 5.41mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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