In blog 660 we showed you one picture from the 1983 National Geographic magazine (with a discussion if this picture was fake).
Today we will show the rest: the picture are made by James L. Stanfield.
Simonospetras by evening, with two different light conditions, and the photo that gave some discussion, if the bones of this former abbot could fit the box.
Father Niphon, a master carver, has lived as a hermit for more than 50 years
Karoulia: Father Niphon, two dozen hermits inhabit caves and Spartan huts
But the National Geographic photograpic archive has more Athos pictures, from which I do not know the year of publication (or if they were ever published at all?).
Here three pictures of a photographer named James P. Blair:
And than there are three pictures made by Gilbert M. Grosvenor (past president and chief executive of the National Geographic magazine, as well as a former editor):
The text by this says: “Greek Orthodox abbot in red and gold robes raises a golden cross”. I think it must be a Russian Orthodox priest or abbot from Panteleimonos(?).