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Thursday, 2 January 2014

2 January 2014. All Around the Orthosphere… Rousanou Convent of St Barbara in the Meteora

00 Rousanou Monastery. 27.10.13

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The Rousanou Convent of St Barbara is one of the Meteora complex of monasteries in Greece. When these gals “left the world”, they LEFT the world. Originally, it was a male monastery, but it became a women’s house later on. Until the 17th century, the only way to get provisions was to haul them up on ropes. Today, the entire complex is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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