Category Archives: 01 Lavra

1907 – Photographs by Frank Horlbeck

Vatopedi, trapeza, 1981 Photo’s by Frank Horlbeck from an exhibition held in the US (Chazen Museum of Art, Wisconsin) earlier this year which included about fifty digital prints made from a collection of over 20,000 slides and digital images to … Continue reading

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1884 – monasteries: the first five

Lavra, the first monastery in rank dating from 963. With the arsanas on the left. The photo’s are from 1970-80, I suspect.VatopediIviron. The southwing is rebuild, the old bridge is still intact. Chilandariou, the Serb monastery, many years before the … Continue reading

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1830 – Athos in French magazine L’Illustration 1920 (2)

In December 1920 the French magazine L’Illustration published two articles about mount Athos, in post 1829 I showed you the images from the Noel-Christmas publication from december 4th 1920. Today I will present the pictures and watercolors from the magazine … Continue reading

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1829 – Athos in French magazine L’Illustration 1920 (1)

In December 1920 two  articles about Athos were published in the French magazine L’Illustration, one in the (extra thick) Christmis edition of December 4th and the second on December 25th 1920. Both articles describe the pilgrimage of the author Georges … Continue reading

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1783 – Twenty monasteries in seven days : day 3, Lavra

This is the third episode of seven of the  Athos trip done by Goulven Le Goff and his brother Ivonig from Rennes, France made in May 2015. They visited all 20 monasteries in one week.  The descent to Lavra. This … Continue reading

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1778 – snow on Athos

We get different reports from yesterday, the 18th of January, and today, that Athos was covered by a white blanket of snow (Chilandariou). Father Eugenios (Nea Skiti) sent me this picture, taken from Skiti Xenofontos:The Lavra weather station shot this … Continue reading

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1714 – the Saint George chapel near Morfonou

As mentioned before in other posts on this weblog, Athos keeps surprizing me with unknown places and buildings, like this small chapel of St. George. According to the Rumenian Pemptousia website the chapel lies on a half an hour climb from … Continue reading

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