Photographer's Note

Agion Oros : St Term : Athos Mountain
Saint Term: a adoration of few days in the Orchard of Virgin Mary, as you name, you I will present with roughs but also discreet pictures, simple but also with respect in the saincity of space, thus in order to you take the benediction those who wish also a idea, those Monastic life, who again have not seen the marvellous this Beehive of Orthodoxy,,,,
The tower was built during the 14th century A.D., certainly before 1344. It was the principal building of the metohi (farm) of Prosforion which belonged to the important monastery of Vatopedi. In May 1379 the ruler of Thessaloniki, Ioannis Palaeologos stayed in the tower and issued various concessions in favor of Mount Athos. He removed the obligation for the metohi (farm) around the tower to pay any tax and the original document is still kept at the monastery of Vatopedi.
* see my WS another shot from tower of Ouranoupolis with ferry boat little before the departure in the Agion Oros (Athos) Saint Term..
**The idea for the title was given to me by friend TE 'ifanic' "The skytower of Skycity" (Ouranoupolis in Greek = sky+city )

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