Bulgaria – Nature and History

2Dec

Some inspiration material from my summer trip to the countryside in Bulgaria – the magnificent Seven Rila Lakes, as well as my all-time favorite historic town in the country – Koprivshtitsa.

Behind the scenes photos, courtesy of my friends and mountaineering companions – Petrus and Marie (thanks, once again!).

Mountain Lakes by Sunrise - Rila, Bulgaria

The famous Rila mountain lakes in Bulgaria by sunrise in the summer.

Mountain Lake by Night - Rila, Bulgaria

Okoto (The Eye) lake in Rila mountain, Bulgaria. Photographed by night with star rain in the sky.

Bliznaka - Mountain Lake in Rila, Bulgaria

The Bliznaka (The Twin) lake in Rila mountain, Bulgaria.

Mountain Lakes by Sunrise - Rila, Bulgaria

Part of the famous Seven Rila Lakes in the Rila mountain, Bulgaria.

Orange Facade with Wooden Windows

Dark orange decorated facade with closed dormer or garret windows.

Yellow House with Wooden Windows

Yellow facade of a historic building (the first school) with wooden windows in Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria.

Old Windows on a House

Old wooden dormer windows on a blue facade.

Historic Bridge in Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria

Historic bridge in the town of Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria where the April Uprising began in 1876.

Koprivshtitsa - Historic Bulgarian Architecture

Vintage architecture in the historic town of Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria by summer.

Cobblestone Street in Koprivshtitsa

An old cobblestone street with tall stonewalls on the side in the town of Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria.

 

And that’s how it looked behind the scenes…

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