Category Archives: 20 Konstamonitou

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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1925 – 3 monasteries by Edward Lear

On the 5th of July 2017 Christies will auction 3 drawings by Edward Lear. We have made already a lot of Lear posts on this blog but here are three unpublished images. A very nice impression of the monastery of … 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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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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1398 – Konstamonitou by Edward Lear

Edward Lear (1812–1888), Monastery of Konstamonitou, 1856. Pen, brown ink and watercolour with bodycolour on buff paper, 29.7 x 45.7 cm© Private Collection, courtesy of Agnews To celebrate the bicentenary of Edward Lear (1812–1888) the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England … Continue reading

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1361 – Theophanes the Cretan

The fragment of wall-painting bears the head of an unidentified saint, probably a monk.  It is the only section of wall-painting saved from the decoration in the Refectory of the Konstamonitou Monastery on Mount Athos, which burnt down in the … Continue reading

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860 – postcards Konstamonitou and Xiropotamou

Whenever I visit bookstores or markets with old books I try to look for Athos-related things, but I seldom find something: last week luck was on my side, because I found something small here in Amsterdam, a Greek postcard from … Continue reading

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