Let’s take a closer look at the frescoes form the main entrance, with its two large pillars at each side. It is dedicated to Agios Konstantinos and his wife Eleni. Most paintings are badly damaged. The style of painting is not Greek, it has Russian influences.
B7 is the open cisterne (with many fish!) and Delta 2 is the gate keeper’s place. The clock tower is right above the entrance. When entering at “Ipsylon” there is an open space towards B7, so there are no frescoes. When you look to the right you see this:
The text is difficult to read: “?..portari D..?mei eleim synin”. I see a monk giving bread to a man and lady (paesants?), both dressed with hats, (one red, Turkish?) and the clothes maybe date from the beginning of the last century?
Above the door a large scene with the text: I Analiphis tou Christou”, with Christ in heaven surrounded by angels and the Holy Virgin looking up to Christ, with another Holy Woman, surrounded by ten Holy Men, in a garden.
(next time we end this visit to Esfigmenou with images from the courtyard)