992 – the Protaton roof removed!

Giannis took some fine pictures of Athos in the wintertime in the start of February 2010.

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To my surprize he shows us a picture of the Protaton church without the ugly roof that protected the church for years during the long restoration! Does it mean the restoration is finished and that we finally can see the fresco’s of Panselinos inside the church once again?

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Here a picture fron Vatopedi friend from Januari 2010: the roof still seems to be there!

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September 27th 2009

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Here a picture posted on Flickr in december 2009: you can see that they are dismantling the roof.

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This is how it looked September 30th 2009.

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The answer to our question is on this photo here from the 3th of February.
Wim, 6/2

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2 Responses to 992 – the Protaton roof removed!

  1. Nadine says:

    Greatings, athos.web-log.nl – da best. Keep it going!
    Have a nice day
    Nadine

  2. aleksandros says:

    This is good news!
    Hope the inner supports are also taken away.

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