neither monks-n-nuns nor monasteries nor mountains nor magnificence
the approach along a long straight road across the plain
how did we get this shot? posed the kids off to one side of him and snapped quickly!
This monastery was used for filming the James Bond movie For Your Eyes Only. Built in 1475 it has been remodelled many times, most recently in 1792! A more recent addition has been stairs cut in to the face of the rock to allow access – now that the Turks are not threatening to invade, the monks do not feel the need to keep a ladder that can be pulled up as the only form of approach (they also have their cage hanging from the wire now too – you can just see the wire passing in front of, but deceptively far away from another rock, in the picture)
A few words are needed to say how cool it was to see handcopied manuscripts of Aristotle’s work, the first music notation, books dating back to 1499….