In Marys‘ garden, Athos
Agion Oros (Athos) welcomes its visitors with a calm peace, which offers the hardest contrast to the world, I came from.
This monks republic Athos is a centre of Eastern Orthodox monasticism, the monks themselves speak of it as the garden of the Holy Mother of God. According to the legend she is the only woman that took her feet to the ground of Athos.
The Pensinsula is surrounded by the deep blue sea from 3 sides, in the north it is separated from the secular town of Uranopolis. By entering you see a sign: Entre défendue aux femmes er aux véhicules.
The isolation of the monastery state was always part of the fascination. The question about what is behind these walls. This series shows a subjective view of my experiences with this special place. In deep gratefulness to the unique hospitality and trust of the monks to let me be a visitor and at the same time part in the mysterious world of Athos.