Here are some more rare cards from Athos and a few maps:
I will start with this Russian card from 1908, strangly enough with Mary and a LOT a women setting foot on the Holy Mountain and climbing it! can anyone translate the text?
Another card – Greek this time -from Lavra and the Mountain.
The same spot: Ships sailing in front of the Mountain: 1899
Yet another one: an icon of the Pananghia and the Mountain
An old French engraving of Le Mont Athos
Another old map – English 1882
On this map the maker already had plans for a road along the Athonian coast!
A French map, from a Danish museum in Odense
Wim, 25/7 (happy holidays, I’ll be back in September!)
The first map shows the legendary scene when Mary, the mother of Jesus/God, is ready to set foot on Athos. AFTER she did, she declared Athos her personal garden where no women are allowed but she.
“The Peace Virus” by Ulysses Nico DAgris
A modern story set on holy Mount Athos.
The text on and under the first picture says: “Mother of God visits Mount Athos. Printing allowed by the Censorship Committee, 1908”