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2210 – Athos by monk Theodosios: Nature – Animals [1]

To continue: from the extensive photo library of Theodosios: Wim Voogd, Quatorze Julliet 2021 Please be noted: if you are interested in a original high quality print of a Theodosios picture, please contact us by e-mail.

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2191 – A strange, deserted building at the harbour of Simonos Petras

The first thing you see when you arrive by boat at the arsanas (harbour) of Simonos Petras is the mediaeval tower with a boathouse attached to it. The path towards the monastery, 300 meters up, starts just behind the boathouse. … Continue reading

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2134 – Vegetables pulled up to Simonos Petras

Only if you have good trust in fate you can look down, vertically, from the overhanging fragile wooden balconies of Simonos Petras. More than 40 meters below you, monks and their helpers were working in the gardens. The gardens are … Continue reading

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2096 – The harbour of Vatopediou

I will show a few impressions of the harbour (arsanas) of Vatopediou. The 19th century warehouse from the perspective of the pier. The monastery with its red walls towers above the warehouse. A closer look at the boathouse. The loose … Continue reading

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1981 – Lavra, a close-up look

Time to take a close-up look at Lavra, to watch some details. The fountain in front of the catholicon was not working. The eagle spreads its wings. It doesn’t have two heads as might be expected. Below it we see … Continue reading

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1967 – insects, reptiles, mammals and a bird

Beetles on flowers with Megisti Lavra in the background. A bumble bee at Thibais. A grasshopper at Nea Skiti and a butterfly at Lavra. Flying ants at Karyes and a lizard with ants at Proto Nero. A dog at Marouda … Continue reading

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1658 – From Dionysiou to Paulou in the snow

This lovely cat followed us for a while on our way to Paulou/Nea Skiti on the first day of the year 2015.

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1412 – cats in monasteries

Sografou, Iviron, Sografou2x, Paleo Monastiro. hv  

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988 – cats

Every monastery has cats. This one is stretching himself in Iviron. Watch the typical Iviron yellow and the ancient stones in the background. Photo by hv sept. 2009. There were many cats in Sografu monastery. Sografu in front of the … Continue reading

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384 – Food for cats and dogs

Your webmaster (hv) with the dogs from Lavra Cat in front of the refectory from Lavra. Both pictures taken in may 2007. The nutricious diet on Athos is not only good for the monks bot also fo the animals: We … Continue reading

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