Category Archives: 09 Sografou

1882 – winter on Athos!

It keeps on snowing on the Holy Mountain: many beautiful and rare photo’s appear on the internet, such as these from Karyes and the Protaton and the Holy Epistatia building:and the main road and hotel in Karyes, with large icicles! Here … Continue reading

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1875 – Merry Christmas!

Photo I.M. Sografou 25/9/2013 Wim, Herman and Bas, 25/12/2016

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1866 – The origin of the Sografou guesthouse

It took me some time to find out where on The Holy Mountain this building and chapel is located. The photo is from 1853.  Approximately 30 years later the building is replaced by a similar house which you still can … 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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1834 – Athos film from Dutch pilgrims april 2016

My fellow Athos pilgrim Peter Ariese, who visited Athos in 2011 for the first time together with our group, came back to the Holy Mountain April this year, this time joined by his brother and Albert Hollander, who made this … Continue reading

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1819 – Restoration of the Sografou hospital

Early photograph of Sografou (1867 – 1872). The refectory right in front of the church is not yet build. The houses below the wall are nowadays in ruins and overgrown by vegetation . Above these houses lies a building that … Continue reading

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1786 – Twenty monasteries in seven days : Day 6, snakes on the path

This is the 6th 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. Compared to the epic five … Continue reading

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