Looking up

Perhaps because I was always so busy. Perhaps because I always needed to respond to an email immediately. Or a telephone that rang non-stop.  Perhaps because I was concerned about updating my social media statuses.  And what was happening in the online lives of others.  Or pleasing others. Perhaps that’s why I failed to notice the beauty around me.

But thankfully, oh thank goodness, I’ve recognized this.  And I’ve decided to switch off.

Or I may have missed this gorgeous view. A monastery perched high above the river, seeming to be clinging to the cliff.

Sumela Monastery Turkey, Copyright Mandy Sinclair
Sumela Monastery Turkey, Copyright Mandy Sinclair
Sumela Monastery Turkey, Copyright Mandy Sinclair
Sumela Monastery Turkey, Copyright Mandy Sinclair

And after a climb to the top, the frescoes inside the cave-like church were just as breath-taking.

Sumela Monastery, Turkey, Copyright Mandy Sinclair
Sumela Monastery, Turkey, Copyright Mandy Sinclair
Sumela Monastery, Turkey, Copyright Mandy Sinclair
Sumela Monastery, Turkey, Copyright Mandy Sinclair

The Sumela Monastery in northeastern Turkey.  A must-see!

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