Monday, July 5, 2010

My world - our beauty * My World Tuesday #4 *

My Sunday trip to a local monastery.



















The Monastery of Lesnovo is one of the most significant religious and cultural centers in Eastern Macedonia, with a long history that probably begins in the 11th - 12th century.
A walk in the nearby forests and valleys is a unique experience – in the vicinity of the village there are the cave churches – the icons painted on the walls hold a special authentic expression.
The road up from the monastery winds through breathtaking rock formations and caves.

Please join My world Tuesday and enjoy the gorgeous photos.

Have a sunny day!

21 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific post for the day, Dani! Such a beautiful, and interesting Monastery! And the countryside around it is so lovely and such interesting history. Thanks for the great tour. Your photos are marvelous! Have a great week!

Sylvia

EG Wow said...

The monastery is a beautiful building and I also enjoyed seeing the caves.

Al said...

Fantastic post. That monastery looks so beautiful and must have an amazing history.

Sofijana said...

Great post! I love visiting historical sites.
Give us more :)

Starnitesky said...

Lovely and interesting history.

Lesley said...

I bet the caves were fascinating to see.

J Bar said...

Interesting shots.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Dani I can't imagine living near such a gorgeous area with such amazing historic sites .. Canada is such a young country compared to European countries .. your pictures were beautiful !
Joy : )

Lara Neusiedler said...

beautiful and peaceful!

Rajesh said...

Fantastic shots. The monastery is beautiful.

Jesson And Rey Ann said...

nice post!

Dave said...

what a great series, thanks for sharing us your world.

Glennis said...

Both the monastery and the caves are wonderful, we must learn more of them. The scenery is also lovely.

Dani said...

Thank you all for the lovely comments.

Have a sunny Tuesday!

Regina said...

Beautiful world.
Thank you for sharing.

NatureFootstep said...

I like those rocks. Something special about it.

noel said...

aloha,

i love seeing your hike and photograph, the details are wonderful, thanks for sharing.

my tuesday is a hike on my sari sari blog

James said...

It looks like a wonderful place and the view is amazing.

ρομπερτ said...

surely a place where I would love to bet locked in for a while. please have a great wednesday.

daily athens

Clytie said...

Absolutely stunning. I love the brick work of the building - how I would love to run my fingers across such history!

Hey Harriet said...

Wow! Exploring the cave churches must be an amazing experience! It all looks so beautiful!