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1406 – Patriarch Bartolomew and President Viktor Yanukovych

In october 2011 there were rumors in the bars of Ouranoupolis that maybe President Putin would visit Mount Athos again. So we made fun about it. But it turned out to be that other distinguished guests planned a visit: The … Continue reading

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1391 – Sons of Tsars

No Russian Tsar ever visited the Holy Mountain. But Tsar Nicolas I en Tsar Alexander II send their sons to the Holy Mountain. In 1845 Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolaevich, son of Nicolas I, made a tour and went to Panteleimonos … Continue reading

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1131 – Bruce Chatwins desicive moment

In weblog 1079 we cited an article in the Telegraph about Bruce Chatwin´s visit to Athos. Chatwin´s descive moment came when he walked from Vatopediou to Stavronikita, when he saw this cross. He wrote: `The most beautiful sight of all … Continue reading

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804 – Le Corbusier

Sketch of mount Athos from the hotel Karyes. Origin in JEANNERET, Le Voyage d’Orient, 1911 from Le Corbusier Drawing by Le Corbusier from 7 May  1954. According to the Le Corbusier Foundation this is Mont Athos, 1911. I however do not recognize … Continue reading

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777 – Bruce Chatwin

Parts of the article A TRIBUTE by Kerry Ross Boren about Chatwin relation with the mountain and orthodoxy. He has been called the greatest novelist since Hemingway, and the foremost travel writer of modern times. The American novelist John Updike … Continue reading

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