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1664 – The “battle” of Gregoriou

After service and breakfast the elder monks returned to their rooms. It still was the start of the last day of the year. The young ones lingered in the snow. When one monk started the fight from the balcony, the … Continue reading

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1663 – The peaceful beginning of the last day of the year

The snow had come as predicted. It was quite a pack. Icicles were formed during the night. It was not very cold. Around freezing probably. The visibility was quite limited. The mountainous backdrop was invisible. It was still snowing lightly … Continue reading

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1661 – A night at Grigoriou

After a nutritious dinner in the monastery in the company of the monks and half a dozen workmen, we could unwind and prepare ourselves for the next day. I decided to try and make some pictures in the stormy night. … Continue reading

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1654 – todays pictures from Athos and best wishes for 2015 plus 2014 in review

Courtyard Gregoriou 31-12-2014 Dear readers, We just got some pictures from my brother Herman from Athos today. Pilgrim Bas: up to his knees in the snow! Grigoriou in the snow Webmaster Herman in Dionysiou at the last day of 2014 (15.00 … Continue reading

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1510 – Gregoriou: a warm welcome for a pilgrim

Gregoriou is first mentioned in documents of 1347 and 1348. In 1489 it is decribed as being Serbian later it was Greek again. It was burned down about 1500.  A second fire burned it in or about 1761. The monastery … Continue reading

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1275 – various Athos art: Mattioli, Bauer, Atwill, Hrastnik and others

Armeno Mattioli, interior of a Athos church (also see post 880) Bauer watercolour, Sibthorp Flora Graeca – 1800 Douglas Atwill, Panteleimon Etching – cell of a monk Franz Hrastnik – Grigoriou Franz Hrastnik – Grigoriou Grigoriou aquarel 1981 Dionysiou – … Continue reading

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1185 – the hike from Grigoriou to Simonospetras (day 3 – 23)

(from Google Earth) As you can see a thin grey line leads from Grigoriou upwards: this is a gravelroad, not drawn yet on the latest Zwerger-map (see below). Even on the Road Map Edition 2007 this road is missing. But … Continue reading

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