1681 – Renovations near Paulou

toren voor PaulouThis is the monastery of Paulou situated at the foot of Mt. Athos. The tower near the beach is a defense tower probably from the Byzantine period. This photograph was taken a few years ago. The situation has changed since 2014 as we noticed when we walked there in december.
torenThe tower is to be renovated, all the vegetation around the tower is removed, the riverbed is widened  and they are building terraces for agricultural purposes, maybe for growing grapes.
toren  paulou                                  toren rivier
Are they renovating or rebuilding the tower? What used to be a small stream is now a large riverbed.
toren bij PaulouView from the path to Nea Skiti and Skiti Anna. Below first the dirt road to Paulou, then the dry riverbed and on the right from the tower, the new terraces.Schermafbeelding 2015-02-21 om 14.06.11                        Schermafbeelding 2015-02-21 om 14.05.30
View from Paulou towards the tower.
Schermafbeelding 2015-02-24 om 22.56.02This is the oldest image of the tower I could find. This print is dated 1916.
Finally,  here you see the tower taken from the top of Mount Athos in 2013.
Herman Voogd

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1 Response to 1681 – Renovations near Paulou

  1. Sean Surlow says:

    Very Nice.

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