Category Archives: nature

2220 – todays (8-9) forest fire near Mikra Agia Anna under control and extinguished

Today’s reports from Athos monks who keep a Facebook account (father Athanasios Karouliotis and Efthymios Volonakis-Vouleftiriotis) and from Vima Orthodoxias (in Greek) tell about the fire that broke this morning, the 7th of September 2021, that started near the harbor … Continue reading

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2214 – Athos by monk Theodosios: Black and White

This post continues the series of pictures from monk Theodosios, started in post 2208: today I have made a selection of his finest black and white photos. Wim Voogd, 11-8-2021

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2211 – Athos by monk Theodosios: Nature – Plants [1]

More exclusive pictures from the photo library of monk Theodosios: For more info about these pictures, please e-mail us. Wim Voogd, 16th July 2021

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2210 – Athos by monk Theodosios: Nature – Animals [1]

To continue: from the extensive photo library of Theodosios: Wim Voogd, Quatorze Julliet 2021 Please be noted: if you are interested in a original high quality print of a Theodosios picture, please contact us by e-mail.

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2192 – Trees on Mount Athos by Bas Kamps

Athosweblogger Bas Kamps photographed not only several trees when he visited Mount Athos but also back in The Netherlands trees is often his topic. He recently made a website with his photography. Nilos chapel is located on the south slope … Continue reading

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2189 – Flowers; nothing but flowers

­­­­We left Simonos Petras early in the morning to take the ferry. We had plenty of time. We only had to walk down the wonderful path 300 meters to the arsanas. I decided to take pictures of all the spring … Continue reading

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2179 – A flock of birds

On the boat between Dafni and Ouranoupolis, on the way back from the Holy Mountain, you are often surrounded by seabirds. Mostly seagulls that follow the ferry. They are so greedy that they even pick a piece of bread of … Continue reading

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2171 – earthquake on Athos September 27th

Today, Sunday 27/9, a powerful earthquake was felt by the monks on the Agion Oros in the early morning, during the service called “agripnía”. The quake took place about 20 kilometers southwest of Athos and measured 5.2 on the Richter … Continue reading

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2153 – Plants, Rocks and Stones

Some plants don’t need vertile soil, rocks will do perfectly. This a Geranium Purpureum or a Geranium Robertianum. Rocks and stones are a good surface for some plants such as the Euphorbia in the Russian settlement of Thebais. Even this … Continue reading

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2131 – Living from land and garden: fruits and vegetables

This looks like Aloe Vera or another cactus-like succulent plant. Do they use for beverages or for medicinal uses? This wild spinach-like vegetable grows in the steep gardens of Simonos Petras. A small cornfield in the middle of knowhere reachable … Continue reading

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