St. Sylvester, born in Rome, was ordained by Pope St. Marcellinus during the peace that preceded the persecutions of Diocletian. He passed through those days of terror, witnessed the abdication of … continue reading
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Horowitz plays Debussy L’isle joyeuse
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The Meteora are 6 monasteries built in natural sandstone rock pillars at the northwestern edge of the Plain of Thessaly near the Pineios river and Pindus Mountains, in central Greece. Their beauty is unparaleled as can be seen in this unbelievable picture.
Meteora Klöster, Meteora Monasteries – Greece HD Travel Channel
Meteora Monasteries, Greece
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[dt.] Tá metéora monastíra – die Klöster in der Luft. Die ersten Mönche siedelten sich im 10.Jh an. Im 16.Jh gab es noch 24 wohlhabende Klöster. Heute sind nur noch sechs Klöster bewohnt, zwei mit Nonnen und vier mit Mönchen.
Das Kloster Agia Triada auf einem 565 m hohen Felsen diente als Kulisse für den James Bond Film „In tödlicher Mission”
Die Metéora-Klöster befinden sich in der Nähe von Kalambaka in Thessalien, Griechenland. Seit 1988 sind sie UNESCO-Weltkulturerbe.
[en.] Tá metéora monastíra – the monasteries suspended in the air. The first settlement by monks took place in the 10th century. In the 16th century there were still 24 prosperous monasteries. Today, only six monasteries are inhabited, two with nuns and four with monks.
The monastery of Holy Trinity on top of a 565m cliff became famous filming location for the James Bond movie “For Your Eyes Only”
The monasteries are located near Kalambaka in central Greece. Since 1988 Metéora is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List
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A French landscape painter, Monet helped found the Impressionist movement in the late 19th century. In fact, the term “Impressionism” is derived from the title of one of his paintings, Impression: Sunrise. His renowned plein air, or outdoor, paintings capture natural landscapes with accents of sunlight and vibrant colors. To show the effects of changes in light, he often painted the same subject repeatedly, at different times of day and in different seasons. What are some examples? More… Discuss
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On December 24, 1953, an overnight express train from Wellington to Auckland, New Zealand, was crossing a rail bridge over the Whangaehu River near Tangiwai when the bridge collapsed, sending the engine and first five carriages into the river. The sixth car teetered on the edge, giving a passersby and a guard time to save passengers before it plummeted into the river. Fortunately, the last five carriages remained on the tracks. What had weakened the bridge just minutes before the train arrived? More…
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