Metéora, Monasteries 2
For the manyith time, I must admit I am not sure of the exact name of this monastery, but isn’t it wonderful. It could well be the Monastery of Varlaám, but on the other hand … … !
The Varlaám monastery was founded in 1518 by a rich family, on the site of a 1300’s cenobitic hermitage. Megálo Metéoro was founded in 1356. Parts of its church date from the 1300’s to the 1500’s.
Now hear this! These are really beautiful works of architectural delight, built in a most unusual location. The Metéoro monasteries contain churches, libraries filled with ancient books, treasuries filled with icons and liturgical ornaments, and art work and frescoes beyond your wildest imagination. Here again, I always thought I was knowledgeable about a lot of things, but I had never heard of the fantastic Metéoro monasteries. How could that happen!
While we were visiting this place, both of us were just amazed and fascinated beyond repair, and now while creating this Photo-Tidbit, I still get “goose-bumps” just thinking about it again! (Of course, I still get those bumps, or something similar, where Emmy is concerned, too!)Tidbit by Jim and Emmy Humberd
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