Monthly Archives: October 2008

Ancient Monastery, Meteora, Greece

Can you see it? The jumble of stones that are too square to be natural on the stubby pillar in the middle of the frame? You spend all that time climbing the hill, building your monastery in the middle of … Continue reading

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Tourist trap, Meteora, Greece

(as if you couldn’t see what I was leading to). Now, the tourists need only catch a bus or drive their cars to the site. You have to climb from the parking lot to get to the monastery. Or, you … Continue reading

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Monastery, Meteora, Greece

For hundreds of years, hermits and monks climbed up these rocks, carving steps into the hardened sandstone of an ancient seabed in order to make the climb and haul tools and bricks and food and water and sleeping gear. First … Continue reading

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Meteora, Greece

Wow. Just wow. The only adjustments I’ve made to this are turning it to grayscale, with a reduction from the blue channel (to cut the haze a little) and some curves work to get the contrast right. The oil paint … Continue reading

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Meteora, Greece

Does anyone else feel like there’s a Slestak behind that rock? The area that is now Meteora was once a seabed or lakebed. The land rose or the sea/lake drained and rivers gradually washed away the soft stone and mud, … Continue reading

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