Let’s continue the blog about this magazine:
Grigoriou before 1891, before the extension of 1891-1896. This photograph also belonged to the important collection of views of monasteries, that hung in the guesthouse of Karakallou which was destroyed by fire in 1988.
Vatopedi, after 1857. This picture belongs to the Sevastianov collection in St. Petersburg. Because he visited Vatopedi 1857, this picture must have been taken in this year (or in 1859-60), thus being one of the oldest existing views of Athos (Library of the Academy of Fine Arts – St. Petersburg).
Ag. Pavlou by Ekimov 1835. It is important because it records the interior arrangement of the monastery in 1835,which has since been totally altered. Especially important is the image of the old Katholicon (Gennadios Library).
Besides showing the Tower, the Katholicon and east wing, it is of special interest because it shows the Church of Michael Sinnada, destroyed during the 1905 earthquake.
Panteleimonos from the West, 1835(?). Colored lithograph by Richebois, issued in Paris, after a drawing of G. Birman of 1835. This drawing, besides its elegance, is important because it shows a Post-Byzantine church, which could be no other than the Kyrakion or main church of the old Monydrion (small monastery) of Ananlipsis, which was totally absorbed by the big monastery and vanished.
Wim Voogd, 5/6/2011