Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Holy Monastery of Saint Nikolaos Anapafsas

Ιερα Μονη Αγιου Νικολαου Αναπαυσα was our first monastery. We climbed up amongst the mists and watched them burn away from the utterly peaceful roof.
little shrine at the rock's base
just the stairs left

at its foot









Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Meteora in the Mists

I visited Meteora in the off-season to find a completely serene landscape, some closed monasteries, and a morning full of mist.












Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Shrewsbury




street organ


the train station

it's actually rather ironic that the fishes is smoke-free considering that smoking is the best way to preserve fish

older local redstone topped by 15th century sandstone


RC cathedral

remains of the medieval wall


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Stockport

Though the church I went to Stockport to see was closed, I enjoyed a really nice day at the city's museums.

St George with its unusual tower buttresses


only the tower remains

Victorian market

air raid shelter

an 'instant' air raid shelter for your own home

in the infirmary

this machine sorts felt for the making of hats

check out the hat linings!

huge huge bow for the separating of hair from the pelts

Staircase house

the Jacobean staircase!