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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Tsarevets Fortress, Veliko Tarnovo

Veliko Tarnovo - the old capital of Bulgaria. Famous castle Tsarevets and the many churches in the city and surrounding area. I had the opportunity to visit the castle in June 2008. Early summer.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Dragonfly 2

Second dragonfly - This photo I made in summer 2009, along the Struma River, Bulgaria.


This photo I made in summer 2009, along the Struma River, Bulgaria.


This pavilion is in Cyrnogorski monastery, Bulgaria. Wooden structure wrapped with grape vine.


In anticipation of the next rain...

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Giginski Monastery St. St. Kozma and Damyan / Cyrnogorski

The monastery is known by two names - Tsarnogorski (Shernogorski, Cyrnogorski, Black forest) and Giginski. The first name comes from the location of monastery in the mountain Cherna Gora (Black forest) at the foot of Mount Kitka (1118 m) and the second the name of the village Gigintsi. The monastery is under the auspices of two saints - St. Cosma and St. Damian.

Kadin bridge, Bulgaria

Kadin Bridge is a medieval stone bridge over the Struma River in the village Nevestino, Bulgaria. Construction has become the order of the vizier Isaac Pasha of Egira in 1470, during the reign of Sultan Mehmed II.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Parish church St. Petka, Breznik

This temple was built 15 th century. Now a museum and is of national importance for Bulgaria.

Old house

The old house. I saw in a village populated by ten. The village is several miles from Breznik, Bulgaria.


I saw the tree of the city center of Breznik before the church of St. George the Victorious. " It was early spring of 2009.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Lonely tree

I made this picture in April 2009 in a village Chuipetlovo, in the Vitosha mountain. Will there be a leaf spring?

Waterfall Warowitets, Etropole, Bulgaria

I made this picture the summer of 2009. The waterfall is located next to the monastery of the same name.

Kitty in the window

I like this kitty. It name is Maca. It is from Bulgaria, a small town called Biala Slatina. Only drink water from the tap. 

A little pigs

The small pigs take pictures in the courtyard of the monastery in Etropole, summer 2009

Garden-spider, Bulgaria

This Garden-spider amongst grapes took pictures of a garden in the village Galiche, Bulgaria. We see a perfect cross on his back.

Church of Holy Trinity, Etropole Monastery, Bulgaria

This church is located in the courtyard of the monastery of Etropole. I did when I visited in the summer of 2009.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Cathedral "The Assumption", Varna, Bulgaria

In the center of Varna is one of the most impressive churches in Bulgaria. The first thousand leva in the construction bill itself gave her Prince Alexander Battenberg. Again he laid the first foundation stone in the construction, which began on August 22, 1880 designed by architect Odessa Maas. Construction of the church building completed in 1886, but its formal inauguration until late 1910.

The Cathedral has three altars. Central is dedicated to the Assumption and the other two - north and south, respectively Mirikliyski St. Nicholas and Alexander Nevsky.

One of the greatest values of the Varna Cathedral frescoes were executed under the guidance of Prof. Rostovtzeff. The decoration of the patriarchal throne and iconostasis is a true masterpiece of wood-carving in the style of the famous Debar school in Bulgaria.