664 – National Geographic 1916 – 2

After arriving in Dafni in march 1916 mr. Dwight went to Karyes to get his permission to stay, supported by a letter of recommendation of the Patriarch of Constantinople. In those days you got four stamps of different members of the Holy Epistasia, forming an image of the Virgin. After visiting the Protaton and Koutloumousiou the writer goes to Vatopedi, where his story stops. I wonder why he shows pictures of Lavra and Kafsokalivia and does not describe anything about these places…………

NG Vatopedi monastery and its stone buildings envelope the bay
Vatopedi, march 1916

NG Vatopedi Monks walk on the stone streets of Vatopedi
Vatopedi – courtyard, with on the right the guesthouse

NG Vatopedi guesthouse kitchen
Vatopedi – kitchen of the guesthouse

NG Vatopedi One of the arched columned cloisters
Vatopedi – hallway

NG Vatopedi A gilded screen divides the alter and the chancel
Vatopedi – interior church

NG Vatopedi trapeza
Vatopedi – refectory/trapeza

NG Vatopdi Monks celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation
Vatopedi – monks, pilgrims and hermits visit Vatopedi because of the Feast of The Annunciation

NG Vatopedi Monastery buildings and orchards
Outside Vatopedi

NG Vatopedi Clergy and a mule train on the plaza before Vatopedi

Clergy and a mule train on the plaza before Vatopedi

NG Vatopedi  stone plaza and clock tower

Vatopedi  stone plaza and clock towerNG Vatopedi A communion cup of red translucent stone supported by gold dragons

A communion cup of red translucent stone supported by gold dragons

Wim, 8/1

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2 Responses to 664 – National Geographic 1916 – 2

  1. herman Voogd says:

    niet scherp maar wel mooie beelden

  2. Vasilis says:

    Nice and interesting pictures (text in Greek) about Vatopedíou you may see in this link:
    http://vatopaidi.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/filladio-immb.pdf (thanks to keliotes)

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