Mount Alvernia Hermitage, Cat Island, Bahamas

You’d be forgiven for thinking that this was taken in Greece, but no actually this is a photo of a tiny little hermitage built by the English Catholic Priest and architect Jerome Hawes in the Bahamas. He constructed it in the 1940s and lived there until his death in 1957. It is located on the highest point in the Bahamas – all of 203 feet(!!!!) at New Bight on Cat Island. Father Hawes was also responsible for other churches scattered around the Bahamas but this is the most intriguing as it’s small it resembles a kind of doll’s house inside, which makes you wonder how he lived there for so many years.


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