Κι αν τα μάτια σου δεν κλαίνε
έχουν τρόπο και μου λένε
για τον πόνο που πονούν.
Μ’ ένα βλέμμα λυπημένο
για την άνοιξη ρωτούν.
Με κοιτάζουν μου μιλούν και απορούνε
αχ τα μάτια σου,
για τα όνειρα που κάναμε ρωτούνε
αχ τα μάτια σου.
μάτια που `σαστε για μένα
με κλωστούλες ασημένιες
πλέκω τις κρυφές σας έννοιες
σε τραγούδι της ζωής. ~Μάνος Λοΐζος~
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➡️ Metéora - Τake Μe Τo Church
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► Metéora, literally meaning, suspended in the air, is a unique combination of natural wonder and spiritual fervour. The natural geological formation of immense monolithic pillars and enormous rounded conglomerate boulders which dominate the local landscape above the town of Kalambáka, at the northwestern edge of the Théssaly Plain (the largest in Greece), where the Pineiós river exits the rugged Píndos Mountain Range in central Greece, is included on the UNESCO World Heritage sites, associated with one of the largest and most precipitously built complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries, second in importance only to Mount Athos.
The exact date monks first started coming here is uncertain, nevertheless, a hidden community evolved and expanded exponentially, taking advantage of these remote locations simply to get away from the main highways of history that were bringing so many hordes through their homeland. Originally finding refuge in the natural caves, but later building monasteries nested on the top of the natural conglomerate pillars, which were inaccessible without the use of removable ladders or windlass, creating a natural safe haven.
By the late 11th c. a rudimentary brotherhood was formed centered around the church of Theotokos (mother of God), evolving into an ascetic monastic community by the end of the 12th c. Most of the surviving structures were erected after the 15th c., and by the 17th c. approx. 1500 monks had flocked to Metéora creating a thriving monastic state.
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