veliko-tarnovo - city walls (bulgaria)

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veliko-tarnovo - city walls (bulgaria)

Ruins of the fortress of Veliko Tarnovo (Bulgaria)

Veliko Tarnovo is one of the oldest settlements in Bulgaria, with a history of more than five millennia.­

Veliko Tarnovo, originally Tarnovgrad (Търновград), became the strongest Bulgarian fortification of the Middle Ages between the 12th and 14th centuries and the most important political, economic, cultural and religious center of the empire with 12,000 to 15,000 inhabitants.­

For more information, go to en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Veliko_­Tarnovo.

This photo is part of my България - Bulgaria series.

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България
May 28, 2004
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Those are the best of the 1200 photos I took during an unforgettable 3-week trip in Bulgaria in May 2004, with my friend Susie.­ Some photos have been digitally converted to black-and-white.­

Links to some other sites with interesting photos of Bulgaria:

* Georgy Velichkov - pictures from Bulgaria

* TrekEarth Gallery