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A brick-based wood-burning stove in the corridor of an athonite monastery's guesthouse. Many of the monasteries in the monastic peninsula of Mount Athos still use very traditional methods for heating and lighting. Some of the monasteries do not even have electricity and all the lighting is done by old-fashioned kerosene lamps. It all adds to the excitement of staying in a monastery and being kept away from the luxuries of the modern world that we take for granted. One thing that the modern man has forgotten is how effective those old technologies were. A stove like that is more than capable of heating a large room for a whole night with just two small pieces of wood as fuel. Beats a fireplace hands down. This particular style of 18th century stove is unique to athonite monasteries. They are usually attached to the wall and are covered with painted or plastered decorations.

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  • Copyright: George Papatakis (King_Georgios) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 13] (21)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-12-25
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Exposure: f/3.0, 1/60 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2010-01-06 1:08
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