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2010 – The main entrance of Xeropotamou

This is the main entrance of Xeropotamou in 1853. Probably one of the oldest photographs of this monastery. It was made by Ernest de Caranza and artist Emile Charles Labbé. See other posts in this blog about their collection of early … 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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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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1861 – Find the differences

Xiropotamou in 1853. Photo by Ernest de Caranza and Emile Charles Labbé. Watch the figure in the tower on the right. Xiropotamou in 2013. Photo by H. Voogd. The towerclock is not round shaped anymore and they plastered the church … Continue reading

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1855 – Dutch monks on Athos

Sofar we discovered three Dutch monks who lived on the Holy Mountain. All three in Karakalou: Pachomios, K.  and someone unknown. This is the story of fourth Dutchman on Athos, Hilarion of Xeropotamou. Guestmonk Pachomios here in the garden of … Continue reading

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1787 – Twenty monasteries in seven days: Day 7, the last day

This is the last 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. Many thanks for their exciting … Continue reading

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1755 – changes on the Holy Mountain?

During my last visit to the Holy Mountain monk Michael, the Lebanse archondaris of Simonaspetras,  told us that the number of pilgrims was booming: the expectation for this year 120.000 pilgrims, for 2016 they expect 150.000 visitors! And  10 years ago, … Continue reading

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