The friendly monk Filimon gave us a clear explanation about the track we had to follow along the old path, which led us to Pantocratoros. By showing a picture from Prof. Eliou, taken from the Pantocratoros monastery, you can see through waht kind of landscape this path goes.
Sometimes it looks as if you walk through a tunnel of trees and bushes:
and than you a brook flowing along the path, in a quiet and fairy-tale like atmosphere.
and not far from Pantocratoros I found the ruins of this old water-mill. Is this the one mentioned in the book â€œThe Russians on Athosâ€, where you read the story that Pantocratoros allowed the Skiti of Prof. Eliou to build their own watermill ?
inside the ruined building you could find the remnants of old furniture and a mill-stone:
and on the outside a cracked balcony:
and soon after you reach cultivated soil again and the first buildings of Pantocratoros show up:
and you will see the well-known bridge near the monastery:
and soon after you will see the harbour/ arsanas of Pantocratoros:
This time I finish with a black and white picture with laundry (of a monk?), hanging between two buildings.
Wim Voogd, 22/9