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2090 – “The beauty of the Mountain, which remains, in my experience, the loveliest piece of scenery in all the universe.” About Steven Runciman

The men on this picture were shown before, in the post about the painter Derek Hill. Now we shift our focus to Steven Runciman. An interesting man who travelled for the last time to the Holy Mountain when he had … Continue reading

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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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1886 – Nea Skiti 2015

On our 2015 pilgrimage to Athos I made a reservation to stay at Fathers Nikon’s house in Nea Skiti. After leaving Simonospetras we took the Agia Anna boat to Nea Skiti. This photo essay shows you the time we spent … Continue reading

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1883 – The arsanas of Simonos Petras

In post 1859 and 1865 I showed you our visit to Simonos Petras in 2015 and the warm welcome we received in Simonos Petras from father Michael from Libanon. When we left in the morning of September 21th 2015 he gave me … Continue reading

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