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1905 – new Bulgarian documentary film about Athos: “The Garden of Theotokos”?

Last week I received an email from Silvia Stoyanova, producer of PavloFFilms. This is what she wrote to me to promote their new film about Athos: “Our film is made for a wider audience as from the start we decided that we … 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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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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1763 – Around Zografou (second day, first leg)

The morning started with my coronation as king of snoring. It is surprising to have a won a prize without any awareness. Pilgrim Herman went to the monastic kitchen to find some food to bring along. He came back empty … Continue reading

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1762 – Into the cellar of Zografou. (Day one, part four)

In light rain we passed a church that is left to decay just as it was six years ago. Coming from the Chera crossing the church is the first building just before entering the monastic complex of Zografou. It is … Continue reading

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