Suspended in Space

Suspended in Space

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“Rarely do nature and architecture combine so perfectly as they do at the divine Greek monasteries of Meteora. The site is a collection of Greek Orthodox monasteries perched on rock pillars 1,300 feet above ground. Built by monks from the 14th to the 16th centuries, they were constructed using a network of ropes, pulleys, baskets and ladders. Without changing the landscape, the monks managed to build monasteries that seem like an extension of the mountains themselves. The name Meteora translates to “suspended in space,” and these monasteries truly seem to defy gravity.”[Great Big story]

Read more about the most photogenic spiritual site in Greece HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Nature and architecture come together so perfectly
  • The divine Greek monasteries of Meteora
  • Greek Orthodox monasteries
  • Perched on rock pillars
  • 1.300 ft. above ground
  • Dramatic cliffs
  • Solitude
  • Unwanted trespassers
  • A sanctuary
  • They are still inhabited by 20 monks and 4 nuns who are full-time residents
  • A handful of places
  • A UNESCO world heritage site
  • They seem like extensions of the mountain themselves
  • They truly seem to defy gravity

 

 

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