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2166 – nice drone footage of Mount Athos in this trailer

The trailer is from this site from Andrei Oprescu. https://www.andreioprescu.com/mount-athos-documentary?fbclid=IwAR35kOI4ou2OyBwVaLq4Vw3aVTg1TZenR8gElPeLy-MMivTSgu2eHJW0S2c

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2165 – The world famous architect, Le Corbusier (1887–1965) travelled to Mount Athos in 1911 and experienced the happiest days of his life. Or: how the Holy Mountain influenced his work.

Le Corbusier became one of the world’s most renowned architects of the twentieth century. The importance of his visit to the Holy Mountain is not very common knowledge. He visited Mount Athos only once. But it made a lasting impression … Continue reading

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2164 – Special Offer nr 3: 50% discount on watercolors of Christos Baloukos

The next three watercolors by the Greek artist Christos Baloukos, that Athosweblog we can offer exclusively to our readers for € 300,00 are from: Docheiariou Agiou Paulou and Stavronikita All watercolors are unique, so there are no other copies of … Continue reading

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2163 – more Special Offers: Athos watercolors by Christos Baloukos

In post 2161 I showed the first three of the in total 17 watercolors that will be on sale with a 50% discount for readers of our Athosweblog. Today I proudly present the next three watercolors, two of them are … Continue reading

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2162 – Zoom meeting for children with elder Ephraim of Vatopedi

In these special “Corona”-times even monasteries on the Holy Mountain adapt to the modern ways of communication. The online magazine Pemptousia is organizing tomorrow, on Saturday 22 August from 10 am to 12.30 pm a “3rd internet meeting (in Greek) … Continue reading

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2161 – Athos watercolors painted by Christos Baloukos for sale with 50% discount

We proudly present on our weblog a special offer for all our readers: due to a co-operative between athosweblog and the Greek artist Christos Baloukos we are able to present in the comming months some of the watercolors taht he … Continue reading

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2160 – the coronavirus is once again troubling Athos

While everywhere in the world the amount of corona infections is on the rise again, also more measures against the spreading of the virus are being taken on Athos, so tells us Othodoxtimes on August 6th: At Mount Athos only … Continue reading

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2159 – The fast-walking monk from Vatopedi

On our way to Vatopedi in 2019 we suddenly were caught up by a very fast walking monk that raced past us. Of course we tried to have a chat but he turned his head smiling and told us, in … Continue reading

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2158 – news about the struggle between the two parties of Esfigmenou monastery

The news arrived that on July 8th the Greek Surpreme Court has finally settled legal issue surrounding the schismatic brotherhood of Esfigmenou monastery on Athos, known for its “Orthodoxy or Death” banners. The Court rejected the appeal filed by the … Continue reading

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2157 – The making of an iPad drawing of Dochiariou. The art of Tim Vyner.

https://player.vimeo.com/video/145853882 Tim Vyner, a British painter, received a bursary to draw all of the twenty Monasteries on Mount Athos. Some of the work he did on his iPad. There is a film of his iPad drawing of Dochiariou on Vimeo, … Continue reading

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