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1914 – The courtyard of Megisti Lavra now and 164 years ago

In 1853 a photographer climbed the wooden stairs of the monastery of Lavra with his heavy equipment to place his camera in front of this window overlooking the courtyard. The photographer made this picture. The whole length of the eastside … 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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1895 – Drawings by Edward Lear

Chilandariou in 1856 by Edward Lear (London 1812-1888 San Remo). Chilandariou in 2009. Restoring the monastery after the fire of 2004. Edward Lear, 16th September 1856, Xenofontos.Xenofontos 2015. Herman Voogd

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1894 – The entrance of Vatopedi

1903 Fougheres & Merle 1918 F. Cuville Date unknown 1928 R. Byron1971 – Dr Nicholas Exadaktylos 2015 H. Voogd Herman Voogd

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1876 – Eight unknown spots in Athos

In recent posts we showed some of the earliest negatives from the year 1853, by Ernest de Caranza & Emile Charles Labbé. We don’t recognize all the place the pictures were taken. They were shot in a time when it … Continue reading

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1867 – The courtyard of Gregoriou

The courtyard of Gregoriou in 1853. Maybe the oldest or one of the oldest photographs of this monastery. The roofs of the exo-narthex in the middle and the refectory on the right are covered with slate. In 2011 the roof … Continue reading

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1864 – The oldest pictures of Athos: Simonos Petras

Herman has already shown some of the oldest pictures of Athos by Ernest de Caranza & Emile Charles Labbé. The pictures were taken in the year 1853. Today we will focus on some of their early images from Simonos Petras. … Continue reading

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