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2062 – Xenofontos, a photo survey within the monastery, part 3

In post 2057 and 2061 I showed the first two courtyards of Xenofontos monastery (the red letters A and B on the map below). Today we will take a closer look at courtyard C, that lies between the new katholicon … 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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1548 – Stained glas in the exo-narthex

When entering the main church of the monasteries you will be in the exo-narthex.  Church windows are usually fitted with stained glass as you can see here in the exo-narthex of the Romanian Skite Podromou.This is a window in the … Continue reading

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1507 – Skiti Agiou Dimitriou: frescoes from the exonarthex – 2

Today I will show you the remaining scenes from the lithi/exonarthex of Skiti Dimitriou. The images are rare and not shown before in any book I know or on the internet. Most of the pictures here concern the life of … Continue reading

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