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1984 – Pre christian Grave Stele with two women

This is the entrance 0f Koutloumousiou seen from the courtyard. On the right side of the porch a pre christian, so called,  Grave Stele is part of the wall.  A stele is a stone or wooden slab, generally taller than … Continue reading

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1971 – Some details of Koutloumousiou

The delightful overshadowed concrete path that connects Karyes with the monastery of Koutloumousiou. On the route the yearly procession with the most famous of icons, the Axión Estin, takes place. We tried to make contact with the people in this … Continue reading

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1969 – The phiale of Koutloumousiou by Cuville in 1918

In 1918 the phiale on the courtyard of Koutloumousiou stood next to the entrance of the refectory (trapeza). On the right the entrance of the refectory with the semantron and the blue door. Autochrome by Fernand Cuville. This recent photo … Continue reading

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1963 – Watching people in Karyes.

The first monk we saw in Karyes, the capital of Athos and the only village where no one ever has been born, was an old man, whom we had met before on several occasions. The poor wandering man has got … Continue reading

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1937 – May 2017: the flight over Athos

This year I booked a flight above the peninsula of Athos to take aerial pictures. Because of busy times at  work I was not able to sort out all the pictures, that’s why it took some time to share them with … Continue reading

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1925 – 3 monasteries by Edward Lear

On the 5th of July 2017 Christies will auction 3 drawings by Edward Lear. We have made already a lot of Lear posts on this blog but here are three unpublished images. A very nice impression of the monastery of … Continue reading

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1910 – Koutloumousiou monastery: part 3

Let’s continue our exploration of the courtyard:The balconies in the North-East corner: the kitchen and the bakery (Γ 1 and Γ 3), with a large clock on the wall. Here are pilgrim Gert Jan and me standing in front of the … Continue reading

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