Sunday, May 9, 2010

Simonos Petras Monastery

Photo: Monastery on a steep-sloped peninsula

Sometimes called the Christian Tibet, the Simonos Petras Monastery sits more than 800 feet above the Aegean Sea. Located on the steep slopes of the Mount Athos, it is a popular pilgrimage site for the devout. This image appeared in the December 2009 issue of National Geographic Magazine.

Photograph by Travis Dove


2 comments:

jo said...

Now that is a room with a view:)

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