Mount Athos: General view of Esphigmenou Monastery from the S.W. (seaward side)

Department Archive
Collection SPHS BSA Image Collection
Reference No. BSA SPHS 01/4570.9409
Level Item
Description Film negative, approximately quarter plate size, an original negative.
Dimensions 11 x 8.5 cm
Place Esphigmenou Monastery
Mount Athos
Dates 1911
Creator Hasluck, Dr Frederick William
Collection event Mount Athos (Hasluck) 1911
Scope and Content Part of a series of images taken by F.W. Hasluck during the course of his visit to Mount Athos in 1911. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Athos: Espligménou, seaward front from S.W. (modern)".
Notes Date based on Hasluck's visit to Mount Athos to research his book, Mount Athos and its Monasteries (1924).
Further information The Esphigmenou Monastery is not mentioned in records until the early 11th century, but it is said to have had an earlier foundation. Because it is situated on a flat plain on the coast, it was susceptible to pirate raids. According to Hasluck who visited in 1911, the monastery has always had Russian connections and ranks as one of the lesser important and poorer monasteries. Hasluck also mentions that the majority of buildings date to the second half of the 19th century.Hasluck, F.W. 1924. Athos and its Monasteries, London: Kegan Paul (pp. 146-149)