Tag Archives: winter

1897 – Vatopedi website: The Ascetic Experience

These high quality pictures can be found on the Vatopedi – The Ascetic Experience. A Vatopedi monk/webmaster invited me by email to publish their pictures on our weblog, and here is the first result: a monk is collecting a bucket … Continue reading

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1888 – body of missing Ukrainian monk found near Filotheou

In post 1882 I reported about the winter conditions on Athos and I showed you beautiful pictures of Athos in the snow. On January 30th on the internet the sad news appeared that the snowstorms on Athos took the life of … Continue reading

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1882 – winter on Athos!

It keeps on snowing on the Holy Mountain: many beautiful and rare photo’s appear on the internet, such as these from Karyes and the Protaton and the Holy Epistatia building:and the main road and hotel in Karyes, with large icicles! Here … Continue reading

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1778 – snow on Athos

We get different reports from yesterday, the 18th of January, and today, that Athos was covered by a white blanket of snow (Chilandariou). Father Eugenios (Nea Skiti) sent me this picture, taken from Skiti Xenofontos:The Lavra weather station shot this … Continue reading

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1720 – White Athos

Summer is here but I have some last winter pictures which I made on our trip to Athos in december/january 2014/15The totally unexpected short snowballfight we had in the courtyard of Gregoriou. Leaving Gregoriou walking to Dionysiou Dionysiou in sight. … Continue reading

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1663 – The peaceful beginning of the last day of the year

The snow had come as predicted. It was quite a pack. Icicles were formed during the night. It was not very cold. Around freezing probably. The visibility was quite limited. The mountainous backdrop was invisible. It was still snowing lightly … Continue reading

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1661 – A night at Grigoriou

After a nutritious dinner in the monastery in the company of the monks and half a dozen workmen, we could unwind and prepare ourselves for the next day. I decided to try and make some pictures in the stormy night. … Continue reading

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