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1885 – art: Dutch painter Antoon Winkel

Athos monastery by Dutch artist Antoon Winkel (1923 -1989) in Cubist style.Pantocratoros by A. Winkel painted in 1961. Herman Voogd

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1863 – The arsanas of Pantocratoros

Looking up at the monastery of Pantocratoros from the small harbour. 2015 Almost the same spot in 1853Ruined house in 2016Not the same house as above but almost the same spot. 1853 Compare the wall on the right with the … Continue reading

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1800 – Inside Pantocratoros (day three, first intermezzo)

When we entered Pantocratoros after our stroll from Vatopediou, we found the monastery in deep rest. We conquered the monastery without being noticed. Nobody in the courtyard. The church was closed. Opposite the church we heard the sound of dishes. … Continue reading

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1798 – From Vatopediou to Pantocratoros (day three, first leg)

We started walking in the early morning from Vatopediou. We didn’t want to wait for the morning mass to finish. And we could not find a monk to give some food for the road. But we still had plenty of … Continue reading

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1784 – Twenty monasteries in seven days : day 4, a day full of adventures

This is the fourth 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.   This day was the most … Continue reading

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1780 – Athonian aqueducts

The most beautiful aqueduct on the Athos peninsula is the one that leads to the monastery of Simonaspetras.                                     The Russian pilgrim Barsky made a nice drawing in 1744 of the monastery and the aqueduct. On the right image the … Continue reading

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1234 – Athos June 2011: Skiti Prof. Eliou and Pantocratoros

Mr Jan Paul ten Bruggencate started his latest visit to the Holy Mountain with a night in Skiti Profitou Eliou. This is an extraordinary achievement, because non-orthodox pilgrims are not allowed to sleep in this Skiti. He told me that … Continue reading

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