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1803 – On our way to Stavronikita: fires and vibrations (day three, second leg)

We waved goodbye to Pantocratoros where we enjoyed so much hospitality and a very good meal. We followed the wonderful monopati along the coast. It is a bit hilly but not too strenuous. The monopati is completely covered from time … Continue reading

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1800 – Inside Pantocratoros (day three, first intermezzo)

When we entered Pantocratoros after our stroll from Vatopediou, we found the monastery in deep rest. We conquered the monastery without being noticed. Nobody in the courtyard. The church was closed. Opposite the church we heard the sound of dishes. … Continue reading

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1635 – Chilandariou in color autochromes in 1918 by Fernand Cuville

                  The courtyard near the church and the Saint Savvas tower by Cuville A mural of Christ.                       The narthex and the iconostase with an icon of the Virgin and Child.Cloth depicting … Continue reading

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1634 -Vatopedi in color autochromes, 1918 by Cuville

Fernand Cuville worked for the photographic section of the French army in the World War one . He made this stunning color autochromes from Vatopedi monastery in 1918. In the background on the hill the ruins of the  Athos academy. … Continue reading

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1604 – early (color) photography

This is an autochrome of Esfigmenou in 1918 by the French army photographer Fernand Cuville(1887–1927). This is not the first time we blog about Cuville. The early color photographs he made on the peninsula are quite stunning.       … Continue reading

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1180 – Athos monks by French photographers in WW I: 1918

In the first World War Athos was occupied by the French for a short while. During this period a photographer “Le Baron”, who accompanied G. Milet, an Athos-“connaisseur”, took his change (just like Napeoleon did in Egypt more then 100 … Continue reading

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983 – Entrance Vatopedi

Fernand Cuville head entrance Vatopedi. Autochrome, very early colour photographie 1918. Almost the same shot (by hv) but now in sept. 2009. The stained glas window is not the same as in 1918. Maybe it is the old glas but … Continue reading

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