1180 – Athos monks by French photographers in WW I: 1918

In the first World War Athos was occupied by the French for a short while. During this period a photographer “Le Baron”, who accompanied G. Milet, an Athos-“connaisseur”, took his change (just like Napeoleon did in Egypt more then 100 years earlier) to do some scientific work and shoot hundreds of pictures. Amoung them were some “autochromes”, one of the first color pictures.

Today I’ll show you a few pictures of monks.

Iviron 3

photo by Fernand Cuville: monk

Iviron Athenagoras 2

photo by Fernand Cuville: Father Athenagoras

Chilandariou monk 8

photo by Fernand Cuville: Deacon Father Arthemios

Serail monk 2
photo by Fernand Cuville: Old monk from the Serail

Wim, 4/2

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One Response to 1180 – Athos monks by French photographers in WW I: 1918

  1. anthony says:

    Thank you for your effort to show us old hermits and ascetics. If you come across a few more, please show them to us. We do not have access to those old books wich are very precious.

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