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2188 – the Dutch photographer Cas Oorthuys and Athos in 1957- 5

This post is the last in a series of five, with an overview of the pictures Cas Oorthuys made during his short visit to the Holy Mountain in July 1957. The source of the more than 800 copies of his … Continue reading

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2187 – the Dutch photographer Cas Oorthuys and Athos in 1957-4

Originally Cas Oorthuys and A. den Doolaard planned to stay five days on the Holy Mountain. They wanted to stay a night over in Vatopedi, but because they arrived by boat from Ierissos they did not posses a Diamoniterion yet, … Continue reading

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2186 – the Dutch photographer Cas Oorthuys and Athos in 1957-3

The third contact print from the Cas Oorthuys files in the Dutch photo museum contains pictures of Simonos Petras and Docheiariou. He did not visit these monasteries, because photographs up close are missing. And on this contact print number 99027 I run … Continue reading

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2185 – the Dutch photographer Cas Oorthuys and Athos in 1957-2

The second contact print from the Cas Oorthuys files in the Dutch photo museum contains pictures of Karyes, the Protaton church, and pictures of men (with the writer A. den Doolaard?) on the road with mules, probably going from Karyes … Continue reading

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2184 – the Dutch photographer Cas Oorthuys and Athos in 1957 -1

Already 12 years ago I expressed my wishes to show you more about the journey of one of the most famous Dutch photographers, Cas Oorthuys, to the Holy Mountain, together with the Dutch writer A. den Doolaard (link to my … Continue reading

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2110 – more pictures of Ouranopolis

In addition to the last post 2109 about the Ouranopolis webcam, I want to add some old pictures of the village, that I found in my archive. The first one is from 1959, when the first car arrived in Ouranopolis: … Continue reading

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2041 – the Cas Oorthuys photo collection from 1957 online

More than 10 years I published two posts in nr 646 and 649 about two articles from 1957 in the Dutch magazine Katholieke Illustratie, written by the Dutch writer A. den Doolaard, who was accompanied by the famous Dutch photographer … Continue reading

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2008 – a closer look at Vatopedi

Plan of the monastery from 1980 In 2017 we slept in one of the older parts of the monastery archondariki, building H – left SW corner, that has not been renovated yet.The stairs to the archontarikiAn original balcony on the … Continue reading

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1531 – book (in Dutch): Grieken zijn geen Goden – A. Den Doolaard

A. den Doolaard (Cornelis Johannes George (Bob)Spoelstra jr.) travelled through Greece in the mid fiftees of the last century, together with his compagnion and photographer Cas Oorthuys. I already showed you his pictures in post 646, 649 and 652. In 1959 A. den Doolaard … Continue reading

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652 – the pictures from the first article of 1959

This time we will have a closer look at the pictures I already showed in blog 646. As I told before, the (hundreds of) pictures of Athos shot by Cas Oorthuys are still hidden in the archives of the National … Continue reading

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