Category Archives: Skiti Andreou

2207 – postcards from Athos: part three

In part one and two – posts 2205 and 2206 – I showed you the postcards from the first 17 monasteries. In this post I will present the postcards of the remaing three: nr 18, Esfigmenou, nr 19, Panteleimonos or … Continue reading

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2199 – Ali Sami Bey, Ottoman photographer

Ali Sami Bey (prob. 1872 – unknown) worked as a photographer in Karyes from 1925 till 1927. He was a ex-colonel and so called aide-de-camp to the Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid II. He made black and white photo’s but he … Continue reading

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2175 – Athos related Portable Icons part 3

The miracle of discovering the place of Holy Water. The source of Athanios on the road to Lavra. Triptych with amongst others the Panagia (Virgin Mary) Vrefokratousa, Christ Child, Saint Efthimios, Saint Onoufrios, Saint Savvas, Spyridon. Two standing saints. Left: … Continue reading

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2161 – Athos watercolors painted by Christos Baloukos for sale with 50% discount

We proudly present on our weblog a special offer for all our readers: due to a co-operative between athosweblog and the Greek artist Christos Baloukos we are able to present in the comming months some of the watercolors taht he … Continue reading

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2149 – random photos in chronological order – no 4

I will start this post with four photographs from the first (?) Athos bus, a Mercedes Benz, that arrived on Athos during the millenium celebrations in 1963. This picture is at the arsanas of Iviron dates from this period. On … Continue reading

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2058 – The glory of Agiou Andreou

The enormous skiti Agiou Andreou, with its many domes, emerged from the mist. Though merely a skiti, and belonging to Vatopedi (after the Russian period ended), it is much larger than many other monasteries on the Holy Mountain. Inside the … Continue reading

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2012 – Windows

The most beautiful windows on Athos are those who are in a bad condition. Such as here in Skite Andreou. With natural plants on the windowsill.The torn curtains behind this window in Andreou create a spooky atmosphere.  But it can … Continue reading

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2004 – Semantrons in skites

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1958 – Death in the Serail

The Russian period in the Serail ended in a sad way because there came no fresh blood from the Soviet Union. It is described in various posts in the blog, for instance here.The tomb of the founder of the skete: Hegumen … Continue reading

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1956 – On the way to Skiti Andreou and its church bells

Approaching Skiti AndreouComing from Maroudá we walked down to Skiti Andreou. Leaving the wooded area this is the first encounter with the impressive domescape of the former Russian monastic settlement with its golden crosses.The cypresses seem to compete with the … Continue reading

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