Richard is a Cistercian monk from the monastery of Poblet, in Spain full of happiness and peace. He is 88 years old and he has lived in this monastery for 70 years. The only books he has read are the "The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway and the Bible. In the photo, he is on a break from his main task, growing tomatoes. Behind him there is the orchard, and further away, the monastery.
Location: Poblet Monastery, Catalonia, Spain
This picture entered the National Geographic 2014 photo contest here by Octavi Miro. For more stories from Octavi's travels through Africa, follow his blog.
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