Sunday, December 4, 2005
A picture of the main monastery at Meteora in Greece. Thanks to edwin for the heads up on what seems to be an idiotically easy task. They were built ages agop, maybe medieval times, I'm not sure. How they did it, having no machinery and now way up the mountain except on foot and by a crude pulley system (yes, little black-shrouded monks would be hauled up like so much shopping from the foot of each promontory), is beyond me. But it is a sight to behold. I have other pictures which show deep gouges in the mountain sides, probably from Ice Ages past.
This is the same Meteora that inspired the name of Linkin Park's album. On the day we went it was so foggy we had trouble driving up the mountainside. But as we reached the top it cleared enough to give us some good shots.
If this works, I foresee myself getting very upload-happy, so look out for more pictures soon!