1046 – 2009 Trip to Athos: outside Filotheou, day 2 – 2

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After half an hour walk from Mylopotamos I arrived at Filotheou. I rejoined Winfried, Peter and Jitze, who I will accompany during the rest of our stay on Mt. Athos. We only had a couple of minutes the visit this monastery, but I tried to make some pictures of the outside, which I will show you now, and the inside, with some details photos of the exonarthex of the katholicon, which I will show next blogs. This picture is shot here (see I on the plan).

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Plan of Filotheou

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This picture showes the South East wing of the monastery (see II on the plan), with balconies that have to get some attention.

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Old balconies of Filotheou (see III)

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The South side of Filotheou (see IV)

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A monk’s wash hanging to dry – detail of the South side (see V)

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Filotheou: in front of the entrance there is a stone bench with a water tap

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The same bench 21 years ago (1989, with Fanta and Jaap)

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Filotheou entrance with the stone bench on the background

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The entrance to the monastery, seen from the courtyard
Next time more pictures from the inside of the monastery.
Wim Voogd, 1/5/10

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9 Responses to 1046 – 2009 Trip to Athos: outside Filotheou, day 2 – 2

  1. John says:

    Mountain? But I think it is a head with black hair.

  2. Bertinos says:

    … of someone who should be using Head & Shoulders? 😉

  3. George F Australia says:

    I am 90% certain that this is a depiction of Mount Athos.
    21 churches are pictured, 20 Monasteries and Karies. On the left The Holy Virgin and Christ are depicted as protectors and on the right, from what I can tell it looks like Saint Nicholas. Herman, where did you find this image?

  4. George F Australia says:

    correction (21 churches which represent the 20 monasteries and Karies)

  5. Herman Voogd says:

    George, I found the image on a Russian site but could not read it. It is a rare and intriging image

  6. George F Australia says:

    Thanks Herman,
    I collect Russian Icons and Orthodox religious items. It is the first Russian depiction of Mount Athos in the style of an Icon I have ever seen, even after 4 years on Athos.

  7. Mirko, Serbia says:

    Mounth Athos, 17th century. Author unknown, 31,3 ? 26,3 cm. Today, icon is in Russian State Museum.

  8. George F Australia says:

    Thanks Mirko!

  9. Mirko, Serbia says:

    You’re welcome!

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