България - bulgaria

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.­

We found the old spray plane parked on an abandonned military air field north of Plovdiv.­

For those tempted to explore the huge abandonned chimical factory (Agrobiochim) near the main road east of Stara Zagora, be careful, the site is patrolled by armed security guards.­ If you meet our friend Vasil (the gard who arrested us for trespassing), say hello to him!

If you are also interested by urban exploration, i.­e.­ exploring disused buildings and factories, abandoned tunnels, etc, check out www.­urban-resources.­net, an excellent database of photography books and other resources on this subject.­

Equipment used: Sony DSC F828 (8 Mega-pixel) with 4GB Microdrive.­

Links to some other sites with interesting photos of Bulgaria:

* Georgy Velichkov - pictures from Bulgaria

* TrekEarth Gallery

sofia-opera - giant statue - columns (bulgaria), man, opera house, people, sculpture, българия
car insurance - Армеец - armeec - tank - advertising billboard (bulgaria), ad, advertisement, army tank, arny tank, man, military, people, street, армеец, българия
disaster-man - yellow helmet (bulgaria), people, skateboarding helmet, българия
disaster-man-skating - rollerblade stunt U (bulgaria), people, skateboard u, skateboarding helmet, skater, yellow, българия
haunted house, abandoned, decay, risla, spooky, trespassing, urban exploration, българия
martenitsa - good-luck rubans - tree branches (bulgaria), българия
rila - rilski monastery - church (bulgaria), rilski manastir, vault, българия, рилски манастир
rila - rilski monastery (bulgaria), rilski manastir, българия, рилски манастир
saint john the baptist - angel - severed head - byzantine art - rila - rilski monastery (bulgaria), angel wings, beheaded, decapitated head, human head, image, john the baptizer, orthodox christian, painting, prophet, religion, rilski manastir, sacred art, st john the baptist, yahya the baptizer, българия, рилски манастир
virgin mary and and infant jesus - byzantine art - rila - rilski monastery (bulgaria), child jesus, image, jesus christ, madonna, orthodox christian, painting, religion, rilski manastir, sacred art, българия, рилски манастир
rila - rilski monastery - roof - bumps (bulgaria), church, rilski manastir, window, българия, рилски манастир
rila - rilski monastery - vaults (bulgaria), rilski manastir, българия, рилски манастир
old-donkey - ears (bulgaria), asinus, burro, equus, българия
old women on donkey cart (bulgaria), asinus, chariot, equus, horse cart, horses, people, pony, rustic, working animal, българия
lada - car splashing water on road (bulgaria), flooded, puddle, българия
old truck wreck - army truck, dismantled, green, lorry, scavenged, soviet, street, truck cab, българия
house (bulgaria), architecture, facade, wooden, българия
hisarya - Хисаря - old roman city gate - ruin (bulgaria), arch, hissarya, historical, history, khisarya, ruine, vault, българия, хисаря
stork nest (bulgaria), cross, dome, roof, wildlife, българия
old-bulgarian-women - sitting (bulgaria), bench, curb, old women, people, scarfs, sidewalk, българия
antonov colt, aircraft, aist-3, an-2 colt, antonov an-2, bask air, biplane, circuit kaloyanovo, crop duster, crop dusting, lz-1102, skylink, spray plane, антонов ан-2, баск, българия, писта калояново
crop duster nozzle, aircraft, aist-3, an-2 colt, antonov an-2, antonov colt, circuit kaloyanovo, crop dusting, lz-1102, spray plane, spraying nozzle, underbelly, антонов ан-2, българия, писта калояново
Антонов Ан-2 - antonov an-2 cockpit - crop duster - Баск - bask air - skylink (bulgaria), aircraft, aist-3, an-2 colt, antonov colt, biplane, circuit kaloyanovo, crop dusting, lz-1102, spray plane, антонов ан-2, баск, българия, писта калояново
antonov an-2 tail - Баск - bask air (bulgaria), aircraft, aist-3, an-2 colt, antonov colt, circuit kaloyanovo, lz-1102, plane, skylink, антонов ан-2, баск, българия, писта калояново
rooster head - wattle, beak, bird, caruncle, chicken, closeup, cockbird, cockscomb, headshot, poultry, red, българия
rooster head - red wattle, beak, bird, caruncle, chicken, cockbird, cockscomb, poultry, българия
shoe-merchant - lada car (bulgaria), market, shoe store, shoes, street vendor, българия
haramiska-pechtera-cave - entrance - trigrad (bulgaria), cave mouth, caving, cliff, haramiska pechtera, mountain climbing, mountaineering, natural cave, rock climbing, spelunking, българия, харамийската пещера
haramiska-pechtera-cave - ice - trigrad (bulgaria), cave mouth, caving, haramiska pechtera, natural cave, spelunking, българия, харамийската пещера
haramiska-pechtera-cave - trees - forest - trigrad  (bulgaria), cave mouth, caving, haramiska pechtera, natural cave, spelunking, българия, харамийската пещера
trigrad-road - gorge - road - tunnel - trigrad (bulgaria), българия
fresh-sheep-skin-with-ear - skinned (bulgaria), bloody, dead, sheep skin, българия
coleoptera - carabus - procerus species - insect (bulgaria), close-up, iridescence, iridescent, macro, scarab, wildlife, българия
roman bridge near trigrad (bulgaria), infrastructure, river, stone, българия
lake dospat - islands - sunset (bulgaria), artificial lake, dospat reservoir, water, българия, язовир доспат
plane-in-batak - aerovodochody L-29 delfin (bulgaria), 1949, aircraft, jet, monument, trainer, българия
cooling towers, abandoned, agrobiochim, barb wire, barbed wire, chemical plant, decay, environment, fence, industrial, infrastructure, perimeter, pollution, security, stara zagora, three, trespassing, urban exploration, агробиохим, българия, стара загора
Агробиохим - Стара Загора - agrobiochim abandoned plant - stara zagora - chemical plant (bulgaria), decay, environment, industrial, pollution, trespassing, urban exploration, агробиохим, българия, стара загора
Агробиохим - Стара Загора - agrobiochim abandoned plant - stara zagora - windows - chemical plant (bulgaria), decay, environment, industrial, pollution, trespassing, urban exploration, агробиохим, българия, стара загора
asbestos, abandoned, agrobiochim, asbestos hazard, asbestos removal, blue asbestos, chemical plant, crocidolite, decay, environment, hazardous waste, industrial, pollution, stara zagora, trespassing, urban exploration, агробиохим, азбест, българия, стара загора
store dummies - pants - clothing store - street (sozopol, bulgaria), mannequins, trash container, българия
black sea beach - umbrellas, beach sand, beach umbrellas, blue, empty, horizon, seashore, shore, three, българия
beach umbrellas, beach sand, black-sea, blue, horizon, seashore, shore, българия
black sea beach - couple sunbathing (bulgaria), beach sand, man, people, swim suit, woman, българия
abandoned-government-building-near-primorsko - roof antennas - KGB (bulgaria), decay, industrial, intelligence agency, radio antennas, spying, trespassing, urban exploration, whip antennas, българия
nesebar church ruin - Несебър (bulgaria), architecture, brick, nessebar, orthodox christian, religion, ruins, stone, vault, българия, несебър
cruise ship mooring in harbor, black sea, boats, hc 074, nesebar, rope, ships, small boat, българия
mcdonalds in bulgarian (cyrillic), fast food, retaurant, shop sign, vertical, българия
полиция - bulgarian police car - LADA, cops, law enforcement, man, people, street, българия, полиция
natural arch - natural bridge - black sea (bulgaria), susi, tyulenovo, българия
oil-well-near-kavarna - crude oil (bulgaria), oil field, oil well, petroleum, reflection, tyulenovo, българия
rusty tank - oil well (bulgaria), crude oil, ladder, oil field, pipe, rusted, tyulenovo, valves, българия
old kraz 255 - КрAз 255 6x6 truck, 4x4, all-terrain, army truck, kremenchuts'ky avtomobil'ny zavod, lorry, military truck, road, soviet, tyulenovo, българия, крa3, крaз 255, кременчуцький автомобільний завод
petrified forest (pobiti kamani) near varna (bulgaria), formations, rockformations, българия, побити камъни
pobiti kamani - "petrified forest" near varna (bulgaria), rock formations, българия, побити камъни
madara - cliff - view - landscape (bulgaria), българия
shumen-mosque - decorated ceiling (bulgaria), arabian, islam, religion, българия
shumen-mosque (bulgaria), islam, religion, българия
ancient otoman clock and calendar (bulgaria), българия
turkish tughra - arabic calligraphy - shumen mosque (bulgaria), islam, osmanlica, religion, selim 3, selim iii, българия
shumen-mosque - water well (bulgaria), couryard, islam, religion, българия
dandelion, floret, flower head, plant, seeds, taraxacum, българия
damselfly - calopteryx splendens - insect (bulgaria), blue, wildlife, българия
damselfly - banded demoiselle, blue, calopteryx splendens, insect, wildlife, българия
veliko-tarnovo - city walls (bulgaria), ruins, veliko tarnovo, българия
train car - red and yellow, doors, railroad, yallow, българия
emen-pechtera-cave (bulgaria), caving, emen canyon, emen pechtera, natural cave, spelunking, българия, еменски каньон
emen-canyon - gorge and foot bridge (bulgaria), emen canyon, footbridge, българия, еменски каньон
emen-canyon - gorge - foot bridge (bulgaria), emen canyon, footbridge, българия, еменски каньон
emen-canyon - gorge (bulgaria), emen canyon, българия, еменски каньон
emen - stove and pipe - store (bulgaria), emen canyon, stove pipe, българия, еменски каньон
hotel plumbing - pipes - faucets (bulgaria), valves, българия
old houses in troyan - Трявна (bulgaria), tryavna, българия, трявна
bulgarian peasant - horse cart (bulgaria), carriage, chariot, draft horse, hay, poor, rustic, tires, wheels, working animal, българия
rozino-village-fair - circle dance - roms (bulgaria), cigano, gipsies, gitans, gypsies, manouches, nomadic tribe, people, romani, romanichals, romanichels, romanos, romas, rromani, rromas, rroms, sinti, tsigan, tsigani, tziganes, zigeuner, българия, розино
rozino-village-fair - roms (bulgaria), cigano, gipsies, gitans, gypsies, manouches, nomadic tribe, people, romani, romanichals, romanichels, romanos, romas, rromani, rromas, rroms, sinti, tsigan, tsigani, tziganes, zigeuner, българия, розино
rozino-village-fair - roms (bulgaria), cigano, gipsies, gitans, gypsies, manouches, nomadic tribe, people, romani, romanichals, romanichels, romanos, romas, rromani, rromas, rroms, sinti, tsigan, tsigani, tziganes, zigeuner, българия, розино
rozino-village-fair - kids - roms (bulgaria), child, cigano, gipsies, gitans, gypsies, kid, manouches, nomadic tribe, people, romani, romanichals, romanichels, romanos, romas, rromani, rromas, rroms, sinti, tsigan, tsigani, tziganes, zigeuner, българия, розино
wood house (bulgaria), architecture, facade, old house, wooden, българия
zverino - rock wall (bulgaria), българия
train tunnel, infrastructure, rail tracks, railroad tracks, rails, railway tracks, single track, train tracks, zverino, българия
zverino - train tunnel (bulgaria), infrastructure, rail tracks, railroad tracks, rails, railway tracks, train tracks, българия
Елисейна ЕАД - eliseyna EAD - abandoned mine and metallurgic plant near zverino - smelter - rusty pipes (bulgaria), decay, eliseina, industrial, mining, rusted pipes, trespassing, urban exploration, българия, елисейна еад, зверино
near-zverino - church - train crossing (bulgaria), eliseina, eliseyna, rails, railway, българия, елисейна, църквата
leaky-pipe-near-temnata-dupka - water (bulgaria), lakatnik, leaky pipe, българия, лакатник
temnata-dupka-cave (bulgaria), caving, lakatnik, natural cave, spelunking, temnata dupka, българия, лакатник, тъмната дупка
temnata dupka cave entrance (bulgaria), cave mouth, caving, lakatnik, natural cave, people, spelunking, българия, лакатник, тъмната дупка
cat eyes, green eyed, green eyes, snout, tabby, whiskers, българия
cat eye - green, close up, green eyed, green eyes, macro, right eye
vratcha - dad and kid (bulgaria), child, daughter, father, little girl, man, people, sitting, vratsa, българия, враца
cow nose, brown cow, close-up, cow snout, head, nostrils, wet, българия
cow nose - tongue, cow snout, head, licking, making out, nostrils, pink nose, pink snout, sticking out tongue, sticking tongue out, българия
ledenika-cave - ice lingam (burgaria), caving, ice cave, ice linga, ice stalagmite, natural cave, shiva lingam, spelunking, vratcha, българия
swallow bird and nest, wild bird, wildlife, българия
stormy landscape near belogradchik - sky (bulgaria), clouds, grey, hills, rain, stormy sky, weather, българия
abandoned war cemetery, belogradchik, christian orthodox cemetery, cross, crosses, decay, grass, graves, graveyard, green, military cemetery, religion, tombstone, trespassing, urban exploration, българия
abandoned cemetery, backlight, belogradchik, christian orthodox cemetery, cross, crosses, decay, graves, graveyard, military cemetery, religion, tombs, tombstone, trespassing, urban exploration, war cemetery, българия
sheep herd on road (bulgaria), backlight, flock, herding, shepard, българия
green toad - bufo viridis (bulgaria), amphibian, frog, българия
belogradchik fortress - walls (bulgaria), fortifications, българия
near-belogradchik - red rock cliffs (bulgaria), red rocks, rock walls, българия
moss, grass, rock, българия
rose thorns, close up, flower, green, macro, red, wild rose, българия
near-belogradchik - red rock cliffs (bulgaria), red rocks, rock walls, българия
near-belogradchik - red rock cliffs (bulgaria), red rocks, rock walls, българия
belogradchik - red rock formations (bulgaria), cliffs, erosion, mushroom rocks, red rocks, rock walls, българия
rooster - cock - bird (bulgaria), bucket, chicken, cockbird, poultry, rusted, българия
donkey-wagon - peasans - road (bulgaria), asinus, bicycle, donkey cart, donkey wagon, equus, horse cart, man, peasants, people, poor, raining, umbrellas, women, working animal, българия
war monument - katyusha - Катюша (bulgaria), 4x4, 6x6, all-terrain, army, lorry, military, rocket-launcher, rockets, soviet, truck, българия, катюша
geese, birds, many, poultry, walking, българия
column head, abandoned, brick, cast iron, decay, ruins, synagogue, trespassing, urban exploration, vaults, vdin, vidin, българия, видин
abandoned synagogue - Видин - vidin - columns - arches - vaults (bulgaria), brick, decay, ruins, trespassing, urban exploration, vdin, българия, видин
war monument - Видин - vidin - soviet monument vandalized with red paint (bulgaria), communist monument, military, vdin, war memorial, българия, видин
air pollution - environment - smokestacks near sofia (bulgaria), haze, hazy, industrial, smog, smoke, smokeskack, българия
sofia international airport (bulgaria), architecture, roof, българия