The facebook page of Haritopoulos Stathis is a goldmine for rare and old Athos pictures. Today I share some of his old pictures: and just as in our last post,I think I need the help of our readers, because Haritopoulos not always explained where and on which moment the pictures were taken and how he obtained them. Here is the first:
Photo 1: A gathering of many monks near a large Katholicon in a wide courtyard. Date unknown.
Photo 2: military and monks, clearly this is Vatopedi. Date unknown, around WW I.
Photo 3: miltary (or Greek resistance forces?) in a Russian settlement (?), also around WWI/1922?
Photo 4: military on a stairs with monks and Efzone, around WWI/1922?
Photo 5: military in Lavra with monks, around WWI/1922?
Photo 6: Efzones, with fine hats and binoculars. Around 1922?, place unknown.
Photo 7: agian military with monks, unknown place, date 2 November 1912
Photo 8: Greek/Macedonian freedom fighters on Athos, 1912
Photo 9: old picture Agiou Basiliou
Photo 10: old picture Metoxi Chromitsa
Photo 7 shows Greek soldiers en monks at Kerasiá, liberation from the Ottoman empire, as well as photo 4 at Kafsokalívia see: http://agioritikesmnimes.blogspot.nl/2011/11/134.html . So, before WW I, during the time of the so-called Balkan Wars.