487 – A trip to Athos (day 2 – nr 4)

(last post = nr 462 april 2008).
This time I will show you some images of – mainly – the exteriour of Megista Lavra. The first picture are the heavy access doors at the gate, which should resist pirates, crusaders and thiefs. Every day at dawn the doors are closed.
This picture shows the southern wall in the western direction. It looks neat and tidy, recently renovated !
Just outside the gate you will find a water tap and the spot where you can smoke a cigarette after vespers and have a chat with monks and pilgrims.
And this shows the North East corner:
And the hallway where monks have their cells looks like this:
And here not everything is renovated yet:
and the last picture shows the North East corner where cells are situated and a big vine grows.
Wim 22/5

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7 Responses to 487 – A trip to Athos (day 2 – nr 4)

  1. art101 says:

    I am not sure if you know that Mr. Zwerger died in ,as far as I know, September this year(2009)in Vienna.

  2. Wim says:

    What a sad news that this important person for Athos passed away. His map helped me and thousands of pilgrims find our way on (sometimes) the difficult paths of the Holy Mountain. We owe him a lot… May he rest in peace. Wim. 17/12

  3. hope to read this important information before we go in april for Eastern. Like to learn all about Athos….. Agio Oros. We do paaliative care in France: pilgrimswork I can tell you!

  4. Bertinos says:

    Do you happen to know David Den Boer?

  5. herman says:

    Bertinos, nee kennen geen David den Boer. Hoezo?

  6. Bertinos says:

    Dat is een “Athosganger” die een tijd palliatieve zorg heeft gedaan in Parijs. Voor het overige vind je op deze webblog genoeg info over formaliteiten om naar de H.Berg te gaan.
    Opgelet: in de Grote Week is het extra druk, en vanaf maandag begint de Grote Vasten, dus wacht niet te lang om de reis te regelen!!

  7. Herbert Weichel, D 70567 Stuttgart, Salzxe4ckerstr. 136 says:

    Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

    wiederholt rief ich in letzter Zeit Ihre Website auf. Ich finde sie sehr interessant und vielseitig.
    Sie berichten xfcber den bekannten Athoskenner Reinhold Zwerger, Wien, geboren 27.05.1924, verstorben 21.09.2009.
    Ich kannte ihn sehr gut und habe mich viel mit ihm in Wien xfcber seine vielen Athosreisen unterhalten. Nxe4here Informationen erhalten Sie unter http://www.wege-am-athos.at. Sein Buch und die legendxe4re Athoskarte versende ich in Deutschland und darxfcberhinaus.
    Nehmen Sie bitte mit mir Kontakt auf. Vielen Dank.

    Mit freundlichem Gruxdf
    Herbert Weichel

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