Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Meteora - Greece

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. 
Their 16th-century frescoes mark a key stage in the development of post-Byzantine painting. 

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