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~ between heaven & earth ~ 10 | by Abra K.
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~ between heaven & earth ~ 10

Meteora, in northern central Greece, is one of the most remarkable places in the country: medieval monasteries hang precariously along the sides of giant rock formations -- the name Meteora comes from the Greek word "meteoros", meaning "suspended in air".

 

Beginning in the 14th century, Greek Orthodox hermits and holy men built the monasteries

as religious safe havens, isolated from the conflict and civil strife occuring in so many other parts of the country. Today the monasteries are protected monuments on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

   

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Taken on August 13, 2005