Tryavna – a typical National Revival architecture gem of a place in central Bulgaria, featuring 140 cultural monuments, museums and expositions. The birthplace of Bulgarian writer Pencho Slaveykov. Unique landmarks: the clock tower (1814), the bumpy bridge behind it, the first secular school in Bulgaria, the St. Archangel Mihael Church (12th c.). See also 2009 post >>>
Bozhentsi, as the name suggests in Bulgarian, is a heavenly village and architectural reserve in central northern Bulgaria. It is noted for its well-preserved Bulgarian National Revival architecture and history.
Travelling around Bulgaria one constantly runs into amazing views. A few shots that tell a lot!
- Pancherevo Lake near Sofia – eagles in the sky
- 12th century Giginsky Monastery – in Western Bulgaria
- Erma River Gorge near the town of Tran
Bellapais Abbey – The Abbey of Peace (from French: Abbaye de la Belle Paix) is a place like no other. Aimery de Lusignan founded the monastery, with the first buildings dating to between 1198-1205. The abbey was consecrated as the Abbey of St. Mary of the Mountain. Beautiful Cyprus!
Sardinia – the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and its beautiful Castelsardo, Alghero, Sassari – to name of few of its charming settlements. Maddalena archipelago and Corsica being almost within swimmable distance.
The summer vacation of this blog starts now! Enjoy the sunshine!