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2251 – Swiss photographer Fred Boissonnas in Vatopedi -1928/30

On my last journey to Athos in September/October 2022 I spend one day in Thessaloniki. Because we published the photos of the photographer Boissonnas earlier on this weblog (1485), I made a visit to this small museum MOmus on the … Continue reading

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2240 – Xiropotamou monastery and the question of the strange figure in de clock tower (a jaquemart) – part 2

In post 2234 I showed pictures of the surrounding area of Xiropotamou and the graveyard/ossuary. In this post we wil take a closer look at the courtyard and its buildings. As said before, it is not easy to present pictures … Continue reading

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2227 – snow on Athos 12-01-2022

One of the monks on Athos that I follow on Facebook is Prodromos Grigoriatis. He lives in Karyes and last year he was the first who shared the news with us about the new large building that is constucted in … Continue reading

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2138 – a close look at Agiou Paulou monastery – 3

While the world is hit hard by the invisible and sometimes deadly Corona virus and while we are all waiting in our lockdown to go back to normal live again, a few signs of hope immerge. In most countries the … Continue reading

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2116 – historical photographs of Karyes courtyards

The last two photographs in the previous post show us the small courtyard-garden that lies behind the shops/restaurant at the bus stop in Karyes. Monk Theodosios shared a few historical pictures, with images of what can be the same spot: … Continue reading

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