1604 – early (color) photography

esfigmenou by cuville 1918This is an autochrome of Esfigmenou in 1918 by the French army photographer Fernand Cuville(1887–1927). This is not the first time we blog about Cuville. The early color photographs he made on the peninsula are quite stunning. Schermafbeelding 2014-06-27 om 11.45.38                Schermafbeelding 2014-06-27 om 11.30.41Cuville in his French army uniform in 1918. The picture was probably taken from a spot near the entrance of the monastery in the direction of the guesthouse.

Esphigménos au Mont Athos années 1920This black and white picture is from the same spot, probably taken in 1920. serailAnother autochrome picture by Cuville probably taken from Skiti Andreou or Karyes  in the direction of the mountain with a single cloud around the top.


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