Tag Archives: 1853

1869 – 19th century threshing floors

The collection of the first photos (1853) of Mount Athos by Caranza and Labbé recently auctioned by Sotheby’s is full of interesting images. This is a threshing floor outside Xenofontos. A threshing floor is a specially flattened outdoor surface, usually … Continue reading

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1868 – The evolution of Simonos Petras

When was the right wing added? 1744 drawing by Barsky. 1853 one of the first photographs by Ernest de Caranza and Emile Charles Labbé. 1867 1872 by Russian monks of the Panteleimonos monastery. 1883 by Athelstan Riley 1906 postcard Early … Continue reading

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1867 – The courtyard of Gregoriou

The courtyard of Gregoriou in 1853. Maybe the oldest or one of the oldest photographs of this monastery. The roofs of the exo-narthex in the middle and the refectory on the right are covered with slate. In 2011 the roof … Continue reading

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1866 – The origin of the Sografou guesthouse

It took me some time to find out where on The Holy Mountain this building and chapel is located. The photo is from 1853.  Approximately 30 years later the building is replaced by a similar house which you still can … Continue reading

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1864 – The oldest pictures of Athos: Simonos Petras

Herman has already shown some of the oldest pictures of Athos by Ernest de Caranza & Emile Charles Labbé. The pictures were taken in the year 1853. Today we will focus on some of their early images from Simonos Petras. … Continue reading

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1863 – The arsanas of Pantocratoros

Looking up at the monastery of Pantocratoros from the small harbour. 2015 Almost the same spot in 1853Ruined house in 2016Not the same house as above but almost the same spot. 1853 Compare the wall on the right with the … Continue reading

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1861 – Find the differences

Xiropotamou in 1853. Photo by Ernest de Caranza and Emile Charles Labbé. Watch the figure in the tower on the right. Xiropotamou in 2013. Photo by H. Voogd. The towerclock is not round shaped anymore and they plastered the church … Continue reading

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