Image from page 350 of "The Burton Holmes lectures;" (1901)
Title: The Burton Holmes lectures;
Authors: Holmes, Burton, b. 1870
Subjects: Voyages and travels
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A BARI.AAMITE But down we go at last, two dizzy pilgrimsin the revolving lift ; then Papadopoulos is let downin similar fashion by the deliberate monks. Not content with this experience, we attempt to reachthe monastery called the Meteoron ; but in answer to oursummons, the cracked voice of an old man tosses to us fromthe tower, in plaintive sentences which seem to fall from theheavens, the astounding statement that there are only twomonks left there in the huge buildings of the Meteoron, andthat they have not strength between them to haul us to thehigh perched abode of desolation where they are awaitingeternity. Greek monasticism, at least in Thessaly, is already athing of the past. A few more visits from the Angel of
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THE WONDERS OF THESSALY 333 Death and theseMeteora chapels^vill no more re-sound to chantedprayers. The sa-cred institutionshaving served thepurpose for whichthey were builtwill pass away orwill soon becomemute and stately
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