This long building outside Sografou is what you encounter before entering the monastery. It is partially inhabited by (Bulgarian?) workers. But it used to be a hospital.
Detail from an old photograph.
The 0therside of the building with a very nice bridge entrance. (On the right low hand corner: The only Dutch contribution to the Athos culture: Amstel beer is from Amsterdam).
Another vintage photo from Sografou (Zografu) monastery with the long house on the left. The little village in the middle of the image is nowadays completely wrecked and overgrown by vegetation. Photos of the ruined buildings here.