The road from Dafni to Karyes was build in 1963. From that moment on a bus would bring pilgrims to the capital of Mount Athos to get the final permission. In 1947 you had to walk or ride a mule.
Monk of Karakalou overlooking the sea.
Workers loading timber at the harbour of Vatopedi monastery.
A kiosk at an unknown arsanas (maybe Lavra?). It is a place to sit or maybe to fish
Monk repairing the fish nets at th Lavra arsanas. In the background 2 laymen ready to take swim!! That is not allowed nowadays.
Fisherman monk infront of the Paulou monastery. All the pictures are from 1947 an taken by photographer Dimitris Charisiadis. Some more to be found here.