Just before nightfall I made a walk outside the skete. Here are some of the pictures I shot:
the katholicon seen from outside the skete
the North facade, with the smaal church on the second floor, the overhanging part
The door in this corner of the building: who can translate the text?
Old irons parts of machines lying on the floorStones with letters and a date: 1806
The old windmill in the gardens
Just behind the graveyard a dirt road and a monopati lead to the West: this was probably the road or path that we should have been walking to go to the skete from the Stavrou crossingThe shop of father Filimon
He showed me with some proud this antique ring found in Constantinople, that belonged to clergy (not for sale!)
Next morning we assisted to peel patatas
Time to say goodbuy: here are all pilgrims together of 6th of October 2014
Seven years ago I send our friend a book about Rembrandt (“the Dutch Icon painter), this year I promised to send a more than 100 year old printed “photogravure” of Maria’s deathbed (and some tulips from Amsterdam).
By coincidence I found this postcard this morning in my postbox at home!Thanks to our friend Filimon for his hospitality: he arranged a lift by car to Karyes: next time a few picture from what I saw there.
The words λαογραφική συλλογή above the doors mean literally ‘collection of writings about the people’, better translated as ‘folklore collection’ (in Dutch: volkenkundig museum). Before the last fire also the I.M. Chilandarion had such a collection.