Tag Archives: winter

2141 – From Dionysiou to Paulou in summer and winter

In the summer of 2011 we walked from Dionysiou to Paulou. The other way around as my brother Wim has described in the previous post (2140). In the winter of 2015 my friend Bas and I, together with our sons, … Continue reading

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2096 – The harbour of Vatopediou

I will show a few impressions of the harbour (arsanas) of Vatopediou. The 19th century warehouse from the perspective of the pier. The monastery with its red walls towers above the warehouse. A closer look at the boathouse. The loose … Continue reading

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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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1656 – more recent pictures from Athos in the winter – 2

This is how hiking on Athos in the winter looks like: step by step! It looks like a misstep could be fatal but when walking very cautious and slow it isn’t more dangerous then walking without the snow. The monopati near Agiou … Continue reading

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