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1830 – Athos in French magazine L’Illustration 1920 (2)

In December 1920 the French magazine L’Illustration published two articles about mount Athos, in post 1829 I showed you the images from the Noel-Christmas publication from december 4th 1920. Today I will present the pictures and watercolors from the magazine … Continue reading

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1829 – Athos in French magazine L’Illustration 1920 (1)

In December 1920 two  articles about Athos were published in the French magazine L’Illustration, one in the (extra thick) Christmis edition of December 4th and the second on December 25th 1920. Both articles describe the pilgrimage of the author Georges … Continue reading

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1812 – In and around Stavronikita (day three, third leg)

We sat silently behind a glass of fresh water and some loukoumi in the guesthouse. The archontaris, the guest monk, was very quiet, contemplative, and we didn’t speak. We just sat in the gloomy, long and narrow room next to … Continue reading

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1803 – On our way to Stavronikita: fires and vibrations (day three, second leg)

We waved goodbye to Pantocratoros where we enjoyed so much hospitality and a very good meal. We followed the wonderful monopati along the coast. It is a bit hilly but not too strenuous. The monopati is completely covered from time … 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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1751 – more about the deserted kelli near Stavronikita

On our last day of our recent pilgrimage we hiked from Stavronikita to Karyes. Soon after leaving the monastery we encounterd a deserted building, see light blue pin on the map below, with latitude 40.2625 and longitude 24.2564. The deserted … Continue reading

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1292 – Edward Lear on Google art

Google art introduced more then 150 museum on the web. Here you see a painting by Edward Lear dated 1857 from the collection of the Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection. We showed you the image earlier but … Continue reading

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1237 – Athos June 2011: Stavronikita

Pilgrim Jan Paul ten Bruggencate visited Stavronikita in June and was willing to share his pictures with us. Stavronikita: a view of Pantocratoros A classical shot: the aquaduct with the monastery and its tower. It is good that Hollywood filmmakers … Continue reading

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1213 – Stavronikita (day 3 – 31)

Stavronikita with cactus After visiting Kaliagra I went back to Stavronikita, to pick up fellow pilgrim Peter and to continue our trip to Pantocratoros. But first some more pictures of Stavronikita. At the entrance door: a badly damaged fresco of … Continue reading

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