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