Friday, January 14, 2011

GREECE - Meteora

"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." -

A card from Craciun who visited Greece.
Thank you so much for sharing with me this card!

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