Paul Robert published the pictures he found on glass plates in 1982 on this website. With his computer he photoshopped them and now they look as new. He also found some printed pictures in the old photo workshop of Panteleimonos, who were in a very bad shape. Even these pictures are brought back to life by Paul with the help of computer techniques and we are anxious to see them publicated in the near future.
His plan to return the glass plate negatives to a project starded by the monastery Simonos Petras, to collect historical pictures of Mount Athos.
French sailors/marines Campagne d’Orient 1917-1918
Three French soldiers
Two French soldiers posing against a painted background, showing the Panteleimon monastery
The original (reversed) picture from ‘Plaatwerk”1986
The original unedited photo from ‘Plaatwerk’1986
Monk posing with a parchment.
Two monks in their cell
Three monks having tea on a balcony
Two monks in a garden, posing with a bible
The courtyard of Sografou monastery: monks and pilgrims (thanks Fremaki)
A rare picture of monks on horseback or mules(?) near the Panaghia chapel, halfway to the top of Mount Athos
Could the young monk on the horse be this guy?
From ‘Plaatwerk’ 1986
My compliments for the fine work Paul did, the photos do look like new now!