818 – Jean-Christophe Ballot

Vanite 1
Vanite 2
La Connaissance
On his website there are more interesting images of Mount Athos in 1995.

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3 Responses to 818 – Jean-Christophe Ballot

  1. Wim says:

    Where are these pictures taken ?
    Does anyone know ?
    greetings, Wim

  2. George says:

    Hi Wim,

    It looks (the third photo) very much like the old Chimeion (Pharmacy) of St. Andrews Skete (Sarai) as I remember it when I was there in 1992-1995. At the time the Skete was inhabited by one lay person (Polichronis) who was the care taker, prior to Fr. Paul’s arrival and the subsequent commencement of rejuvenation works at the Skete.
    As for the other two photos, I assume that they were taken in the crypt of the Skete’s cemetery, not sure though.
    All photos are definately of Russian buildings based on the design of the windows, cabinets and interior walls.

  3. George says:

    Ok I just had a look at the photos on Jean Christophe Ballot’s website, and the location is definately St. Andrews Skete, he has taken some lovely pictures.

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