Thursday, August 6, 2009

Белоградчик (Belogradchik)

Topping the trip to Klisurski Monastery was the one we took to Белоградчик (Belogradchik). The Belogradchik Rocks were Bulgaria’s submission in an ongoing contest to name the New Seven Wonders of the World. Belogradchik didn’t generate enough love from online voters to advance to the finals, but that doesn’t mean the area isn’t worth visiting. Again, I’ll spare you most of the details, all of which can be found other places online, but tourists are drawn to Belogradchik by two things: the rocks and an ancient fortress built amongst them. The day we were there the rocks, fortress, and surrounding hills were shrouded in fog, adding a medieval ambiance to the entire scene. Here are some photos of the area, including a few shots of some of the more interesting wildflowers which were in abundance.

Belogradchik Rocks and Fortress.

Belogradchik Rocks.

Belogradchik Rocks and Fortress.


The town of Belogradchik as seen from the Fortress.

1 comment:

  1. Great pics--the ones in the other posts too. You are quite the photog.

    Be sure and spread the message of Nutcracker Buck. Nobody speaks the international language of peace and love like a singing nutcracker doll. (Did you see I got footage of your going-away dinner in a while back. I think it was Week 15.)