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2037 – more pictures from 1923 made by Whittemore and Pratt

In post 1502 we published some old Athos pictures from 1923, following the Russian revolution a few years earlier. Soon after all funding of Russian monasteries stopped and the monasteries were impoverished. In May of 1923, Thoas Whittemore accompanied scholars … Continue reading

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2008 – a closer look at Vatopedi

Plan of the monastery from 1980 In 2017 we slept in one of the older parts of the monastery archondariki, building H – left SW corner, that has not been renovated yet.The stairs to the archontarikiAn original balcony on the … Continue reading

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2006 – Vatopedi, a closer look at the main gate

The main entrance to Vatopedi monastery (Δ on the plan) have been subject in many posts on our weblog. Today we wil take closer look at the gate and I will show you some detailed pictures. This is a plan … Continue reading

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2003 – Aural icons of Orthodoxy

Aural icons of Orthodoxy, that is what the semantrons of Mount Athos are. Despite the differences between the monasteries and sketes they have several things in common. Among them the semantron, an essential tool to announce to call the monks … Continue reading

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2000 – Rembrandt on Athos

This year I will visit Athos in September for the 12th time. Xenofontos, Grigoriou and Pavlou are monasteries that I visited before, but I never stayed over.  Unfortunately Xerapotamou declined our request for an overnight in their monastery. This will … Continue reading

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1974 – The stairs to the guesthouse of Vatopedi

The stairs to the large guest chambers of Vatopedi are maybe not that interesting to photograph but over the years photos are being made. After a long walk it is the last obstacle  to overcome before you can lay down … Continue reading

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1954 – Edward Lears watercolours for sale

Three watercolours by English artist Edward Lear are for sale at Christies on 8 december 2017. Lear made more than 50 drawings on Mt Athos in 1856. Every now and then they appear on the market. The drawings are very … Continue reading

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