Category Archives: books

1900 – Athos book title list: version 1.03

This number 1900 gives me the opportunity to update the book list (also see post 1400, that was last updated 11th of May 2016). Our first list dates from March 27th 2011 (post 1207). Today I can add 18 book … Continue reading

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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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1817 – book: Joice NanKivell Loch – A Fringe of Blue

In the small ‘library’of our summer holiday resort ‘Skitis Hotel-Bungalows’ I found this book of the wife of Sidney Loch, Joice NanKivell Loch, who lived in the tower until her death in 1981. The book is called  “A fringe of blue … Continue reading

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1813 – Athos: a new film and a new book

The film Our reader Vasilis discovered this new documentary about Athos, that is to be released the day after tomorrow (13/5) in Vienna – Austria (Stadtkino im Kuenstlerhaus) and will be shown in German cinema from June 23th. Here is the trailer: On the … Continue reading

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1807 – A suffocating medieval climb to the top of the Holy Mountain

Mount Athos that passeth the clouds. “The Voiage and Travaile of Sir John Mandeville”, knight of St. Albans was a very popular travel book in the fourteenth century. The real identity of the author, Sir John Mandeville, is still unclear. … Continue reading

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1804 – ‘God exists, naturally’ by Herman Hissink

Herman Hissink (1915-2011), on the right on the photo above,  worked as a teacher on a renowned Christian high school in The Netherlands. He wrote many diaries and letters during his lifetime. Some of these have been recently assembled in … Continue reading

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