Meteora (c)

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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 the steep heights to allow visitors a breathless ascent and a visit to a spectacular view and still working monasteries.

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c. Mary Kathryn Gough, Greece, 2005 Black & White film, Nikon Camera

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!