Viktor Melamed’s “Dreams”

November 11, 2020

I love books that grab my attention instantly. Viktor Melamed‘s “Dreams” is my-cup-of-tea read of short stories. Brilliantly written, keeping one’s attention alert with unexpected twitches, that make you re-read every story to experience the delight of sensing the author’s different perspectives – forward and backward. Can’t wait for other writings by Viktor.

Home. Sweet Home. “You can change many houses in a lifetime, but there is only one whose scent your memory, veins, even your genes have absorbed.” (At Home)


St. Archangel Michael

November 8, 2020

Troparion of the Council of St. Archangel Michael: “Deliver us from all harm, for you are the commander of the powers on high!” Performance: Kalin Kirilov


Skalica

October 4, 2020

Skalica – charming town in Western Slovakia that has been inhabited since 4000 BC and was part of the Great Moravian Empire.


Trajan Gate

September 26, 2020

The Gate of Trajan (Trayanovi vrata) is a historic mountain pass near Ihtiman, Bulgaria. The pass is primarily known for the major medieval battle of 17 August 986, during which the forces of Byzantine Emperor Basil II were routed by Tsar Samuil of Bulgaria, effectively halting a Byzantine campaign in the Bulgarian lands.

Kostenski waterfall in Rila mountain >>>


Etropole

September 20, 2020

The town of Etropole is a town in western Bulgaria, close to the northern slopes of the Balkan Mountains in the valley of the Iskar River. The St. Trinity Etropole Monastery was founded in the 12th century.


St. Theodore

September 19, 2020

St. Theodore of Amasea (Teodor Tiron) Monastery near Pravets dates back to the 12th century. It is supposed that on the site an ancient Thracian sanctuary existed.