Entrance to the mountain road that leads to the monastery.
The tiny "town" of Platina, from the road to the monastery.
A view from the monastery road.
The main gate.
The trapeza on the left and the main catholicon on the right.
Inside the trapeza looking towards the door into the kitchen and the ìpulpitî where a monk reads spiritual writings during meals.
In the trapeza facing the opposite direction.
The trapeza porch with the front entrance to the church.
Inside the main church.
The side chapel. The iconographic frescoes are a work in progress.
The church's domes bathed in dusk light.
One of the work areas. A dome is being repaired. In the upper left you can see the grave of Fr. Seraphim (Rose).
Approaching Fr. Seraphim's grave from the main gate. The white Cross was being repaired.
Blessed Fr. Seraphim's grave.
Various buildings housing the shipping room, among other things.
The gate to the cemetary.
Looking back towards the church and main gate,
A wall building project underway.
One of several large Crosses placed along the gravel road that winds up the mountain past the monastery.
The path to Blessed Fr. Seraphim's cell, which is still inhabited after all these years.
Approaching the former cell of Fr. Seraphim.
Blessed Fr. Seraphim's cell.
Winter scenes from almost two years later...
The scenic highway to the Skete of St. Xenia in nearby Wildwood.
The main entrance to St. Xenia's Skete.
The old entrance to St. Herman's Monastery is now the entrance to St. Xenia Skete.
A shrine to St. Xenia.
The main church.
Looking back towards the main gate.
An outdoor shrine to St. Seraphim of Sarov.
One of the original monastic cells.
The cozy building that houses the trapeza and library.