The last two photographs in the previous post show us the small courtyard-garden that lies behind the shops/restaurant at the bus stop in Karyes.
Monk Theodosios shared a few historical pictures, with images of what can be the same spot:
If you merge the two photographs above you get this panorama view:
It is not clear when these photographs are made. The Protaton bell tower is clearly visible, but I cannot detect the old tower where the Tragos is kept and Holy Epistatia-building. On your right site of the picture you can see the ruins of a house, overgrown by plants. Behind it is a building with a small chimney, with two holes in it. Could this building has its front view on the main straat in Karyes? In the middle and on the left stones or building materials are visible, with an apparatus to lift stones. A man stands on the pile of stones. Behind him a staircase goes up. On the far left you can see a fence with a gate and large (fruit?) tree.
Are these photographs maybe from the time before the construction of the current Holy Epistatia?
This another historical photograph from Karyes, yet of another courtyard, that lies behind of the Karyes’ streets. This house is of the Brotherhood “Ioasafaion” and is made by brother Ioasaf himself in approx. 1950.
Could the courtyards as shown above be found behind this building near the contemporary bus stop and where all the shops are nowadays?
Main street Karyes: on top of the buildings on the left you see similar chimneys – with two holes in it -, compared to the chimney on the 2nd picture of this post. My opinion is: the courtyard in the first photograph must be behind these buildings on the left.
Wim Voogd, 13-3