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to mount athos again

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My usual trip to mount athos last November was in the holy monastry of OSIOS XENOPHON,that established in 998 AC by osios xenophon.I spent two peaceful days there hanging around and taking some photos that Id like to share.


Ouranoupolis village(the small port)and its tower in the distance.


flying….in the entire blue!!


seagulls follow us…..for snacks!!!


the coast line 1..2..3


…deep blue!


…blue tones …on the rocks


cormorans….sunbathing!


the passage of fire few months ago its obvious!


the arrival


’’wellcome’’


guest house entrance


lotus tree.


lotus fruit


the old (katholicon) church established around 1000 ac


the old bell tower


the well


the fountain


detail of the fountain 1


detail of the fountain 2


detail of the fountain 3
double headed eagle of the Byzantine Empire
The East And The West


The main (katholicon) church dedicated like the old one to Saint George.(1817 AC)


raised bed with orange trees.


shooting from outside 1..2..3


sky high cypress!


The cypress point the blue sky


sternbergia lutea in bloom


Near The Holy Monastery of Dochiariou during my way back.


Approaching the Holy Monastery of Dochiariou

…..End …and back home in the routine!!! till the next time.

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Thankyou for the wonderful tour

12 Dec, 2012

 

Beautiful photos Bik :o))

12 Dec, 2012

bik
Bik
 

thanks both of you

12 Dec, 2012

 

Ach, magnificient......................................................
The first photo and photo of cypruses reaching up to the sky are glorious..........................................................
Noticed there is a peacock (?) detail on the fountain........
And Byzantine double headed eagle lost his apple and holds just the sword - what has happened to the apple - guidance of the the Holy Lord and the Gospel Truths.

12 Dec, 2012

 

A lovely cheery blog for a bitterly cold English day, thankyou

12 Dec, 2012

bik
Bik
 

thanks

12 Dec, 2012

 

Thank you Bik, lovely lovely warm sunshine ! Excellent photography, so kind of you to share. Seasons greetings, may you have an enjoyable Christmas out there in Greece, I hope they have managed to work out how to manage the budget.
Saved on my favourites.

12 Dec, 2012

 

I am not afraid Greece will not solve their problem, Diane. This country is here longer then any other of modern democracies in the world.

12 Dec, 2012

 

Hi Bik ...
Thanks for sharing an interesting set of photos :o)

12 Dec, 2012

 

What a beautiful place....I would love to stay there Bik. Thank you for sharing this. :)

12 Dec, 2012

 

What is left to say....what a wonderful looking place. It looks so tranquil. Great pictures Bik - thank you from me for sharing too!!

12 Dec, 2012

 

Wonderful pictures of some beautiful scenery Bik. Looks like a magnificent place. I think (from what I've seen in pictures) that Greece has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Always been a place I'd love to visit.

12 Dec, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

Bik it is some breath taking scenery,nice to see the Sternbergia in flower I have grown it for some years but it never has the required baking to make it flower.
The lotus fruit look very edible are they.

12 Dec, 2012

 

I actually wonder, what is lotus fruit. Is it what is sometimes called hurmi-kaki?

12 Dec, 2012

 

Beautiful pictures Bik. Thank you for posting.

12 Dec, 2012

bik
Bik
 

thanks all of you again for your coment,
katarina you mean hourma - daki? mabe?

13 Dec, 2012

 

one of the best blog!!!!! its a beautiful place !!!!

13 Dec, 2012

bik
Bik
 

thanks Junna.

14 Dec, 2012

 

Some beautiful photos Bik. Sooo worth looking at over & over again. Poli orea. Mou arressi!
The blue sky & sea, glorious scenery, very interesting pictures of the monestaries, beautiful cypress trees against the back-cloth bluest clear skies, the wake of the boat.
It's all so wonderful.
It makes me kinda 'homesick' for Greece.
Thank you Bik for putting all these on the blog.
..........and for jogging me to have a look at them.

The fruit look a little bit like Persimmon that we can buy here.

18 Dec, 2012

 

These are such beautiful photographs--thank you.

12 Jan, 2013

bik
Bik
 

thanks Emma...and welcome

13 Jan, 2013

 

What a beautiful set of photos. I love the way the buildings cling to the hill sides and the sea is so blue. Greece is a beautiful country.

8 Feb, 2013

bik
Bik
 

thanks sueb

8 Feb, 2013

 

Beautiful pictures Bik .

2 Mar, 2013

bik
Bik
 

thanks nancy

3 Mar, 2013

 

Very very beautiful Bik and thanks for sharing your beautiful country. You take awesome pictures and so beautiful colors.

20 Apr, 2013

bik
Bik
 

thanks for your comment Lavender.

23 Apr, 2013

 

What a beautiful Country you live in Bik, great photos, wonderful colours and architecture. So glad I found this blog too:-))

18 Jul, 2013

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