1059 – 2009 Trip to Athos: Filotheou, day 2 – 3

Today some pictures of the monastery Filotheou: its buildings, courtyard, church and interior. But first the plan of the monastery:

Filoutheou_plattegrond

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After passing the gate (1) you will see this courtyard in front of you, with a remarkable green lawn (N on the plan).

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When you turn left, you will see the SE corner (buildings B and D, mainly cells) and a part of the Katholicon

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Next to the Katholicon a large cypress

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When turning to the South the entrance to the Katholicon showes up and the Phiale (5)

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The Katholicon, with its a-typical clock tower, and Phiale from the other angle/ the first floor

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The church with a semantron

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Church from above (from the second floor)

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The Phiale and the new library (building L)

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The green lawn of Filotheou, with the library and the Abbot’s quarters (buildings L and M)

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Behind the church: a worn stone tablet with the Byzantine Dubble Headed Eagle

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Somewhere in the SW corner I found this room with a millstone to produce olive oil

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And near this room I found this device, probably with a grinding purpose (look at the ribbed floor), and a large iron press on the background

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Stairs near the guesthouse (building E and F)

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A reception room in the guesthouse

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The guestbook with a notice to visitors

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Another room in the guesthouse

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A fresco of an archangel and the Virgin Mary above the entrance to the Trapeza (4)

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An (unknown) Greek inscription on the wall of the church

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The outside wall of Filotheou (West wall)

Next time I will show you the outstanding fresco’s of the exonarthex of Filotheou.

Wim Voogd, 17/05

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