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Yup they're in Greece in the northern area of the Peloponnese peninsula, near a town called Meteora.
It's a spiritual experience of the first order. I have been there. On one of them there big roocks.
At least one. Maybe more. Too long ago to remember, except how stunned I was by the whole thing.

I remember in one of the Tavernas, I was with some English fellows. We started trading nick names
for various things. I was trying to find out the english slang for condoms, but they didn't know any of
my north Aremican slang, so Ifinally blurted out, prophyllactics. The taverna went silent, and everyone
(all men of course), looked at me. Apparently that is the Greek word for condoms. :) Sheepish look
on my face.

Curoious what one remembers.

P.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Ken Armstrong 
  To: [log in to unmask] 
  Sent: Monday, April 30, 2012 4:31 AM
  Subject: Re: OT - Chapel Perilous


   Thanks, and pardon my ignorance, but where are they? Greece? Have you seen them in person? Just curious. Maybe I'll put my retirement to good use with a tour.

  KA

  On 4/29/2012 11:00 PM, Peter Montgomery wrote: 
    If you mean the ones that look like little houses on top of the big rocks, then they
    are monasteries. They aren't really as small as they  look. It's just that the rocks
    are so much larger.Their insides are covered with the most incredible works of Greek
    Orthodox type art. It's all stupendous in every way.

    P.
      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Ken Armstrong 
      To: [log in to unmask] 
      Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2012 6:59 AM
      Subject: Re: OT - Chapel Perilous


      Fits my bill for perilous. Do you know what the buildings are?

      Peter Montgomery wrote: 
        Catch this one:

        http://www3.telus.net/montgm/meteora.jpg