In a region of almost inaccessible sandstone peaks, monks settled on these ‘columns of the sky’ from the 11th century onwards. Twenty-four of these monasteries were built, despite incredible difficulties, at the time of the great revival of the eremetic ideal in the 15th century. 365 more words
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It’s Monday here in Louisiana, and perhaps elsewhere in the world. The sky is blue, leaving room for the sunlight to fall on the earth, through the window, and onto my computer screen. 545 more words
Standing on natural sandstone rock pillars the monasteries of Thessaly, are an awesome site that draws tourists to this region of Greece every year.
The monasteries belong to the Greek Orthodox church and were built between the 13th and 15th centuries. 106 more words
Yesterday late afternoon whilst reading about sources for the Pyrrhic Wars for this book review (It’s a really good book thus far! But slow going because I want to look everything up and enjoy the fun along with the author.) I became obsessed with the image of Thetis on the hippocamp. 410 more words