Photographer's Note

Simonos Petra Monastery was built on a rock in 13th or 14th century by St. Simon, the Athonite, an ascetic who lived in a small cave nearby. On Christmas night he saw a star shining above the rock. After this sign, he built the Monastery. (For this reason, Simonos Petra celebrates its big feast on Christmas.) In 1362 Serbian prince John Ouglesh sponsored the completion of the Monastery. In 1762 the famous Ucranian ascetic St. Paisi Velitkovski, together with his disciples, lived there for some years. Though small in size (the smallest, but Stavronikita), it has seven floors built on the rock.
Photo shot on b/w film, developed in my darkroom, scanned on a film scanner and processed in Photoshop and Neat Image.

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