arrow left arrow right
Dr. Dorairajan
Twin elephants having a play
Matthan #2
Akhil & Ashwath
FISHING BY HAND NET
Matthan
Sunset at Caracas Airport
RUSTY SCULPTURE
Mobile studio
Tunnel Vision
Sunset through wild grass
METEORA VARLAAM MONASTERY
Beach warrior
Zamba Dancing in Buenos Aires
Sunrise in South America
Cooma, Country town in New South Wales
A curious look on a morning walk on the beach. Paracas, Peru
Burning Sunset
Tanguera
Mount Kangrinpoche
Follow the leader
Sunset at Lubang Island
Matho monastery alarm clock
12th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
METEORA VARLAAM MONASTERY

The Varlaam monastery in the region of Meteora in Central Greece. These huge monoliths are a very rare geological phenomenon. During the period between 11th and 14th century, on the top of these rocks, 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.

TAGS: Church, Greece, Monastery, Monks, Nature, Nuns, Rocks

photographer avatar
Dionysos, Greece
Member since 2014
Photo Information
Copyright:
© Karolos Trivizas.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2013
Total Views: 28
Filed Under: Travel
Camera Information
Date Uploaded: Nov. 28, 2014, 8:51 a.m.
Report This
SMITHSONIAN.COM COLLECTIONS
PHOTO LOCATION Greece