The Greek Spirit: For the Greeks only *watch* the objects of Nature, and form *surmises* respecting them; inquiring, in the depths of their souls, for the hidden meaning. According to Aristotle's dictum, that Philosophy proceeds from Wonder, the Greek view of Nature also proceeds from wonder of this kind. Not that in their experience, Spirit…Read more On Greek Spirit, Hegel
0% c. Mary Kathryn Gough Black & White film 100 or 400, Jan 2005 Monastics used to climb up into these crags and crevices to pray and meditate. There were then monasteries built near the top of some, with wrist-thick rope nets let down on pulleys for visitors. Since then, steps have been carved into…Read more Meteora (c)
The Great Wars and Athenian Ascendancy The Formation of an Athenian Empire c. Mary Kathryn Gough (Katie Gough), Ancient Western Civ., 7/22/02 Essay 2 The 5th century B.C. and its whirlwind of changes marked the beginning of a new way of life for the ancient Greeks. Ever since the Dark Ages, ‘Greece’ had been a…Read more The Great Wars & Athenian Ascendancy
You can see the Island of Crete from this ruin. Gorgeous view down. I remember kinda wishing I had some color Fujifilm perhaps, just for the sea's fantastically luminous bottle-green embrace ... but no.
sorry - not the perfectest print/scan ever. a few white specs. 😦 This was a classmate of mine in a monastery in Meteora. We were really high up in the bit where they used to draw people up from the ground in baskets with a rope pulley system. Awesome!