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Varlaam Nightfall

The Monastery of Varlaam is the second largest monastery in the Meteora complex, and in 2015 had the largest number of monks (seven) of the monasteries for men....
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The Monastery of Varlaam is the second largest monastery in the Meteora complex, and in 2015 had the largest number of monks (seven) of the monasteries for men. It was built in 1541 and embellished in 1548. A church, dedicated to All Saints, is in the Athonite type (cross-in-square with dome and choirs), with spacious exonarthex(lite) is surrounded by a dome. It was built in 1541-42 and decorated in 1548, while the exonarthex was decorated in 1566. The old refectoryis used as a museum while north of the church is the parekklesion of the Three Bishops, built in 1627 and decorated in 1637.

After spending the first day with scouting this was supposed to be my first proper image of the tour. If i wouldn’t be a such a lucky dog it could have well been my last: Seems like I didn’t attach the camera properly to the tripod so it fell down and rolled downhill for a good while into the direction of the deep gorge. Just 50 centimeters prior to the final drop it stopped rolling, but in an attempt to save the camera from falling i could barely stop my momentum and was lucky enough not to complete the path my camera was about to go.
Sadly my lens hood of my 14-24 Nikkor broke and I lost parts of the battery closure, but the camera and the lens was still working.
Slightly shocked I photographed somewhere else the image “A Meteora View“ (see last post), before I dared to come back to this abyss and take the shot.
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