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Challenge: Free Study 2014-09 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges 2014
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 EX DC OS for Nikon
Location: Greece
Date: Sep 26, 2014
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Date Uploaded: Sep 30, 2014

The Holy Monastery of Kipinas is one of Greeceís most beautiful and impressive churches. The complex was built in 1212 under the careful watch of the Metropolitan of Arta, Serapheim Xenopoulo, and dedicated to the dormition of the Virgin Mary. Throughout its 800 years of existence, the monastery played an important historic role, acting as both a secret school during the years of the Turkish occupation as well as a hidden arsenal throughout the Greek Revolution and the following liberation of Epirus.
The monastery contains a small chapel, a library, a few monkís cells and common areas.
Another interesting aspect of the monastery is the existence of an entrance to a cave within its walls. Itís covered by a wooden door, but visitors to the monastery are able to venture in. Along its path, stalactites as well as small pools of water can be found, as researchers believe there is an underground river flowing below the foundations of the monastery.

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10/08/2014 05:51:07 PM
You were in the neighborhood, Kees? :-) I'd love to see more pics as well. Did you stop by Metsovo?
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10/08/2014 01:13:59 PM
Thanks for the explanatory information (I guessed that it was not on Mount Athos). Formidable place. If you took more pictures in Greece would it be possible to show us more?
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10/08/2014 10:54:19 AM
now this is one of the best and after seeing your photograph I did google and read more about this place. Thanks for adding some more info to my knowledge :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2014 10:44:53 PM
Wow. Impressive.
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10/07/2014 09:57:41 PM
Wonderful shot. The composition, colors and clarity are excellent.
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10/07/2014 08:27:13 PM
Fabulous! 10.
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10/07/2014 03:39:22 PM
Great perspective. Meteora?
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10/06/2014 03:45:07 PM
How cool is that!
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10/05/2014 09:17:32 PM
Thank you for bringing us here! It's surreal...
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10/05/2014 05:42:01 PM
Wow! What an awesome looking place, and great job representing it.
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10/05/2014 04:24:10 PM
That is incredible. What a place to have to spend a lot of time.
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10/03/2014 03:12:40 PM
wow!
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10/01/2014 06:41:30 PM
Interesting locale
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10/01/2014 01:46:12 PM
Wish I was there!
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10/01/2014 11:10:37 AM
Oh my lord this is STUNNING
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