bulgaria - България - 115 photos

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

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