Suspended in the sky

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Have you ever  been to Meteora? I hadn’t been there since i was a kid, and i think i’d forgotten what a magical place it is. When these rocks appear out of nowhere, you suddenly feel very, very small.

   

Going deeper into the valley and towards the rocks themselves made me think of this book… A quality of light – i couldn’t get these words out of my mind. I don’t know if we were just lucky, or if a different kind of light altogether shines on that secret valley. It made everything feel somehow dreamy.

Meteora” means “suspended in the air”. Six orthodox monasteries, built between the 11th and 16th century on natural sandstone pillars, seem to be doing just that – hanging in mid-air, far away from all things worldly.

Spooky, hey?

We didn’t have time to visit any other monasteries – but we drove around and allowed ourselves to be amazed by that view, that light, that magical sort of quiet all around us.  Among these giant rocks, we felt so little, and yet so great.

And then off we went, on the road again – beyond the Pineios river and towards the snowy peaks of Pindos:

 

Comments

  1. emma smith aka Boily says:

    Guys
    Loving being able to follow what you are up to with this project, reading all about it helps bring perspective to my everyday, not to mention feed me lost hunger of wanting to see the world again, especially one of my old favourtie locations Greece, I especially love Molyvos in Levos and surrounding areas, less commerical than some places there too, or at least it used to be!
    Look forward to the next installments and planning a trip in the coming years!
    Much Love
    Em & Tris
    x

    • Hey Emma,

      Great to hear from you! I thought you might like the Greek posts – I can’t wait for you guys to come over and experience it for the first time :).

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