1449 – Photo’s 1989

jaap bord

In 1989 I went to Mount Athos for the first time together with my two brothers and friend Jaap. Just recently Jaap digitized his photo’s in low res. It brings back memories.

jaap gregLeaving Gregoriou on our way to Dionysiou where we stayed the second night.

jaap koutRuined parts of Koutloumousiou, nowadays restored

jaap monnikJaap with the monk who guarded the border.

jaap near dionThe beautiful footpath near Dionysiou.

jaapdochArsanas Docheiariou

jaapkout2Cracks in the wall of Koutloumousiou

jaapsaabBrother Wim in his very fast Saab Turbo near the border. We drove from Amsterdam to Ouranoupolis in 25 hours with one stop in Yugoslavia.

jaapsimThe first night we slept in Panteleimonos after a walk from Karyes. From the Russian monastery we walked  to Dionysou passing Simonas Petras for the second night. Then we crossed the mountain ridge to arrive at Filotheou were we stayed the last night.

jaapsim3Jaap on the balcony of Simonas Petras with the the arsanas/harbour below

jaapsim4We started our trip over the ridge to Filotheou at Simonas Petras. Looking back to this beautiful monastery on the rocks

jaapsip2The arsanas of Simonas Petras.


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