1044 – Lithographs of Mt. Athos

I found some lithographs with some extraordinary images from Athos. The lithographs are printed with French and Russian texts, added with a handwritten Greek translation.

Litho_vieux_panteleimon
1. Paliomonastiro: this is the old Russikon, on this image without the church which they start building in 1880. The old wall is still to be seen.

Litho_tour_au_morfino
2. Amalfi tower. Here it is called the Morfonou tower. The tower is in reality situated near Morfonou Bay and Lavra.

Litho_prodromou
3. The Romanian Skiti Prodromou: it looks as if it was build yesterday on this image.

Litho_prof_eliou
4. Prof. Eliou, without the main church, that was build between 1899 and 1914, although there seems to be a small church/chapel in the courtyard. I never saw the windmill before.

Litho_koutloumousiou
5. The convent of Cotlomouch = Koutloumousiou

I can’t tell you how old the lithographs are, but they must be (much) older then 1880. I think they are quite special, because they show us images of Mt. Athos before the time photography was invented. I wonder who made them………….
Wim, 24/4

Earlier we showed all the lithographs but with low res images nr.214
hv

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