Book update

off to the Designer!

It is interesting to try and do normal things in these troubled times, BUT, the book has been copy-edited, revised, and sent off to the designer, all 128,587 words.   The selection of the main photographs is nearly finished – it is a mammoth task – I was talking to Roland about Simonospetra, and he said that he had 1,188 pictures of that monastery alone!

I think that we shall emerge into a different world in a month or so – it seems hard to think that another 12,000,000 people per day will be catching aeroplanes again!  Mother Earth must be enjoying the rest!



One Comment

  • Ruud Verkerk says:

    I am much looking forward to read this book. I just finished “Athos, or the mountain of the monks” by A. Riley 1887, wonderful book.
    My first visit to the Holy mountain was in 1982 and it made a very deep impression on me. Last year summer, despite the excellent map by Peter Howorth I managed to get lost and after a long day walk without seeing a single soul, just before sunset I arrived at Filotheou. It was a beautiful day. Ruud Verkerk, Gouda, The Netherlands

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The Society of the Friends of Mount Athos is dedicated to the study and promulgation of knowledge of the history, culture, arts, architecture, natural history, and literature of the Orthodox monasteries of Mount Athos, and to the promotion of the religious and other charitable work of the Holy Community and the monasteries, both those located on Mount Athos, and those elsewhere which are dependent or connected in some way with Mount Athos.