To end day one I will show the pictures of the library of Mylopotamos. First of all I have to thank father Ioachim for taking the time to show us this special place and secondly our thanks go to Giannis, who used his influence to make this possible.
For me this visit to the library brought back memories to that special day in 1986, when my friend Pieter and I visited the library of Docheiariou, accompanied by a Greek professor from Thessaloniki, who explained us everything about the very old books we were allowed to hold in our hands and look though it. Most of the parchment books were eaten by bookworms and had holes in it…….. The professor put the books on microfilm.
From the book Towers of Mount Athos, Armos, Athens 1998 from Markos Kambanis: Nea Skiti
Pictures form the book about Panselinos’ frescos in the Protaton
This ends day one (in 22 episodes!) of our trip to mt. Athos in 2009. On day two the two groups will split up again: soon I will tell the story about our long walk to Dionysiou.
Wim Voogd, 17/4