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1952 – Discovering the old path to the Lavra harbour

The Lavra monastery has a very nice harbour, worthwhile to visit. Imagine, this was for centuries the place where all visits to the monastery began.  Untill the 1970ties there was only a long path for pilgrims and mules from Karyes … Continue reading

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1918 – The arsanas of Lavra: Mandraki

This is how the harbour (arsanas) of Lavra looked in 1853. The oldest photograph that exists of this location. On our 2017 trip we found the old footpath from the monastery to the arsanas.  A very nice walk , much … Continue reading

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1913 – Lavra now and around 1900

Megisti Lavra, May 2017 with on the left, behind the trees,  the tower of the arsanas. We tried to locate the exact spot where the black and white image below was taken. This is the best we could do.  Lavra, … Continue reading

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1860 – The earliest photographs of Mount Athos 1853

In 1853 photographer Ernest de Caranza and artist Emile Charles Labbé (probably both sitting next to the ship in the harbour of Pantocratoros)) visited Mount Athos and made a series of photographs to make an album compromising 87 salt prints … Continue reading

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1492 – The arsanas of Lavra: Mandraki

This is the location of the harbour of the oldest monastery on Mt. Athos: Lavra. After a rather long walk coming from Kavsokalivia (sept. 2013) I decided to descend a little further to the coast to make pictures of the … Continue reading

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1395 – the arsanas of Lavra: Mandraki

The harbour of Lavra on a 18th century print: 1713 The oldest monastery on Mount Athos: Megisti Lavra with the harbour, the Mandraki tower on the left. Photo late 19th century. The arsanas late 19th century/early 20th century. The harbour … Continue reading

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391 – Arsanas Lavra in 3 centuries

1773 drawing by Papety collection Louvre Paris 1853 Lear? 1918 foto by Millet. 1918 by Cuville 21st century hv

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