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Snow-capped Meteora #1

Snow-capped Meteora #1

A high-key and high dynamic range shot into the sun of two monasteries in snow-capped Meteora, Greece. The Varlaam abbey (monastery) is viewed in the foreground; the Roussanou nunnery is seen below right, farther away. Light snow has fallen and blanketed the extreme terrain all around.

The Varlaam monastery was built in 1517-1518 on a 1,808 ft high (551 m) rock. The Roussanou (St. Barbara’s) monastery was built in c.1528 on an extremely precipitous rock formation (1,588 ft or 484 n high) with very limited space available on its plateau.

Meteora is the name of the group comprising many impressive and lofty rock formations: The height of the sandstone megaliths ranges between 1,000-2,067 ft (300-630 m). The rock masses were formed 60 million years ago, are geologically unique and listed in UNESCO world heritage sites.

Posted by ioannis_papachristos on 2021-01-19 16:15:12

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