bulgaria - България - 114 photos

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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

sofia - national opera house - aleksandar stamboliyski monument - statue - columns (bulgaria), aleksandar stamboliyski, architecture, columns, man, monument, opera house, sculpture, sofia, standing, statue
car insurance - Армеец - armeec - tank - advertising billboard (bulgaria), ad, advertisement, advertising, army tank, arny tank, billboard, car, man, military, армеец
disaster-man - yellow helmet (bulgaria), disaster, man, skateboarding helmet, yellow
disaster-man-skating - rollerblade stunt U (bulgaria), disaster, man, rollerblade, skateboard u, skateboarding helmet, skater, stunt, yellow
haunted house - risla (bulgaria), haunted house, risla, spooky, trespassing, българия
martenitsa - good-luck rubans - tree branches (bulgaria), branches, good-luck, martenitsa, rubans, tree
rila - rilski monastery - church (bulgaria), church, rila, rilski manastir, rilski monastery, vault, 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, john the baptizer, orthodox christian, painting, prophet, 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, infant jesus, jesus christ, madonna, orthodox christian, painting, 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
lada - car splashing water on road (bulgaria), car, flooded, lada, puddle, road, splashing, българия
old truck wreck - army truck, dismantled, lorry, scavenged, truck cab, wreck
interesting house (bulgaria), architecture, facade, house, wooden
hisarya - Хисаря - old roman city gate - ruin (bulgaria), arch, city gate, hisarya, hissarya, historical, history, khisarya, roman city, ruine, vault, хисаря
stork nest (bulgaria), cross, dome, roof, stork nest, wildlife
old-bulgarian-women - sitting (bulgaria), bench, curb, old women, scarfs, sidewalk, sitting, българия
antonov an2 colt spray plane - crop duster (bulgaria), aircraft, aist-3, an-2 colt, antonov an-2, antonov colt, bask air, biplane, circuit kaloyanovo, crop duster, crop dusting, lz-1102, propeller plane, skylink, spray plane, антонов ан-2, баск, българия, писта калояново
crop duster nozzle - plane underbelly, 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, писта калояново
Антонов Ан2 - antonov an-2 colt 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 colt 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
rooster head - red wattle, beak, bird, caruncle, chicken, cockbird, cockscomb, head, poultry, red, rooster, wattle
shoe-merchant - lada car (bulgaria), car, lada, shoe store, shoes, street seller, street vendor, българия
haramiska-pechtera-cave - entrance - trigrad (bulgaria), cave mouth, caving, cliff, mountain climbing, mountaineering, natural cave, rock climbing, spelunking, trigrad, българия, харамийската пещера
haramiska-pechtera-cave - ice - trigrad (bulgaria), cave mouth, caving, ice, natural cave, spelunking, trigrad, българия, харамийската пещера
haramiska-pechtera-cave - trees - forest - trigrad  (bulgaria), cave mouth, caving, forest, natural cave, spelunking, trees, trigrad, българия, харамийската пещера
trigrad-road - gorge - road - tunnel - trigrad (bulgaria), gorge, road, trigrad, tunnel
fresh-sheep-skin-with-ear - skinned (bulgaria), dead, sheep skin, skinned, българия
ground beetle - coleoptera - carabus - procerus species - insect (bulgaria), carabus, close-up, coleoptera, insect, iridescence, iridescent, procerus, scarab, wildlife, българия
roman bridge near trigrad (bulgaria), river, roman bridge
lake dospat - islands - sunset (bulgaria), artificial lake, dospat reservoir, islands, lake dospat, sunset, язовир доспат
plane-in-batak - aerovodochody L-29 delfin (bulgaria), 1949, aerovodochody, aircraft, batak, delfin, jet, l-29, monument, plane, trainer, българия
cooling towers - agrobiochim chemical plant (bulgaria), agrobiochim, barb wire, barbed wire, chemical plant, cooling towers, environment, fence, perimeter, pollution, security, stara zagora, trespassing, агробиохим, стара загора
agrobiochim abandoned chemical plant (bulgaria), agrobiochim, chemical plant, environment, pollution, stara zagora, trespassing, агробиохим, българия, стара загора
Агробиохим - agrobiochim abandoned chemical plant - broken windows (bulgaria), agrobiochim, chemical plant, environment, pollution, stara zagora, trespassing, windows, агробиохим, стара загора
asbestos waste in abandoned factory, agrobiochim, asbestos hazard, asbestos removal, blue asbestos, chemical plant, crocidolite, environment, hazardous waste, pollution, stara zagora, trespassing, агробиохим, азбест, българия, стара загора
store dummies - pants - clothing store - street (sozopol, bulgaria), clothing store, mannequins, sozopol, store dummies, trash container
black sea beach - umbrellas, beach sand, beach umbrellas, black sea, blue, empty, horizon, seashore
beach umbrellas skeletons (bulgaria), beach sand, beach umbrellas, black-sea, blue, horizon, seashore
abandoned-government-building-near-primorsko - roof antennas - KGB (bulgaria), intelligence agency, kgb, radio antennas, roof, spying, trespassing, whip antennas
nesebar church ruin - Несебър (bulgaria), architecture, brick, church, nesebar, nessebar, orthodox christian, ruins, vault, българия, несебър
cruise ship mooring in harbor, black sea, boats, cruise ship, harbor, hc 074, mooring, nesebar, rope, ships, small boat
mcdonalds in bulgarian (cyrillic), cyrillic, fast food, mcdonalds, retaurant, shop sign, vertical
полиция - bulgarian police car - LADA, cops, lada, law enforcement, man, police car, полиция
natural arch - natural bridge - black sea (bulgaria), black sea, natural arch, natural bridge, susi, tyulenovo
oil-well-near-kavarna - crude oil (bulgaria), crude oil, kavarna, oil field, oil well, tyulenovo, българия
rusty tank - oil well (bulgaria), crude oil, ladder, oil field, oil well, pipe, rusty, tyulenovo, valves
old kraz 255 - КрAз 255 6x6 truck, 4x4, 6x6, all-terrain, army truck, kraz 255, kremenchuts'ky avtomobil'ny zavod, lorry, military truck, road, tyulenovo, 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, shumen, българия
shumen-mosque (bulgaria), islam, mosque, shumen, българия
ancient otoman clock and calendar (bulgaria), ancient, calendar, clock, otoman
turkish tughra - arabic calligraphy - shumen mosque (bulgaria), arabic, islam, mosque, osmanlica, selim 3, selim iii, shumen, tughra, turkish
shumen-mosque - water well (bulgaria), couryard, islam, mosque, shumen, water well
dandelion flower closeup, dandelion, floret, flower head, plant, seeds, taraxacum
damselfly - calopteryx splendens - insect (bulgaria), blue, calopteryx splendens, damselfly, insect, wildlife
damselfly on a branch - banded demoiselle, banded demoiselle, blue, calopteryx splendens, damselfly, insect, wildlife
veliko-tarnovo - city walls (bulgaria), citadel, city walls, fortress, ruins, veliko tarnovo
train car - red and yellow, doors, railroad, red, train car, yellow
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, еменски каньон
emen-canyon - gorge - foot bridge (bulgaria), bridge, emen canyon, footbridge, gorge, еменски каньон
emen-canyon - gorge (bulgaria), emen canyon, gorge, еменски каньон
emen - stove and pipe - store (bulgaria), emen canyon, store, stove pipe, еменски каньон
hotel plumbing - pipes - faucets (bulgaria), faucets, pipes, plumbing, valves
old houses in troyan - Трявна (bulgaria), old houses, troyan, tryavna, трявна
bulgarian peasant - horse cart (bulgaria), carriage, chariot, draft horse, hay, horse cart, peasant, poor, rustic, tires, working animal
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, 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
zverino - rock wall (bulgaria), cliff, rock, zverino
short train tunnel - zverino (bulgaria), rail tracks, railroad tracks, railway tracks, single track, train tracks, tunnel, zverino
zverino - train tunnel (bulgaria), rail tracks, railroad tracks, railway tracks, train tracks, tunnel, zverino
Елисейна ЕАД - eliseyna EAD - abandoned mine and metallurgic plant near zverino - smelter - rusty pipes (bulgaria), eliseina, eliseyna ead, metallurgic, mine, mining, plant, rusted pipes, rusty, trespassing, zverino, елисейна еад, зверино
near-zverino - church - train crossing (bulgaria), church, eliseina, eliseyna, railway, train crossing, zverino, елисейна, църквата
leaky-pipe-near-temnata-dupka - water (bulgaria), dupka, lakatnik, leaky pipe, temnata, лакатник
temnata-dupka-cave (bulgaria), caving, lakatnik, natural cave, spelunking, temnata dupka, лакатник, тъмната дупка
temnata dupka cave entrance (bulgaria), cave mouth, caving, entrance, lakatnik, natural cave, spelunking, temnata dupka, лакатник, тъмната дупка
green cat eyes - close-up, cat eyes, green eyed, green eyes, nose, snout, tabby cat, българия
green cat eye - close-up, cat eye, close up, green eyed, green eyes
vratcha - dad and kid (bulgaria), child, daughter, father, kid, little girl, man, sitting, vratsa, българия, враца
brown cow nose - close-up, brown cow, close-up, cow nose, cow snout, head, nostrils, wet
cow nose - tongue, cow nose, cow snout, nostrils, pink nose, pink snout, sticking out tongue, sticking tongue out
ledenika-cave - ice lingam (burgaria), caving, ice cave, ice linga, ice lingam, ice stalagmite, ledenika, natural cave, shiva lingam, spelunking, vratcha
swallow bird and nest, nest, swallow, wild bird, wildlife
stormy landscape near belogradchik - sky (bulgaria), clouds, grey, hills, rain, stormy sky, weather
abandoned war cemetery, belogradchik, christian orthodox cemetery, cross, crosses, grass, graves, graveyard, military cemetery, tombstone, trespassing, war cemetery
abandoned war cemetery - belogradchik  (bulgaria), backlight, belogradchik, christian orthodox cemetery, cross, crosses, graves, graveyard, military cemetery, tombs, tombstone, trespassing, war cemetery
sheep herd on road (bulgaria), backlight, flock, herd, herding, road, sheep, shepard
green toad - bufo viridis (bulgaria), amphibian, bufo viridis, frog, green toad, българия
belogradchik fortress - walls (bulgaria), belogradchik, fortifications, fortified wall, fortress
near-belogradchik - red rock cliffs (bulgaria), belogradchik, cliffs, red rocks, rock walls
moss on rock near belogradchik (bulgaria), grass, moss, rock, българия
rose thorns close-up - red thorns, close up, flower, red, rose thorns, wild rose, българия
near-belogradchik - red rock cliffs (bulgaria), belogradchik, cliffs, red rocks, rock walls
near-belogradchik - red rock cliffs (bulgaria), belogradchik, cliffs, red rocks, rock walls
belogradchik - red rock formations (bulgaria), belogradchik, cliffs, erosion, mushroom rocks, red rocks, rock formations, rock walls
rooster - cock - bird (bulgaria), bird, bucket, chicken, cockbird, poultry, rooster, rusty, българия
donkey-wagon - peasans - road (bulgaria), asinus, bicycle, donkey cart, donkey wagon, equus, horse cart, man, peasants, poor, road, umbrellas, women, working animal
war monument - katyusha - Катюша (bulgaria), 4x4, 6x6, all-terrain, army, katyusha, lorry, military, rocket-launcher, rockets, truck, war monument, катюша
geese family walking, birds, geese, poultry, road, walking
cast iron column head - synagogue ruins (Видин - vidin, bulgaria), brick, cast iron, column head, ruins, synagogue, trespassing, vaults, vdin, vidin, видин
abandoned synagogue - Видин - vidin - columns - arches - vaults (bulgaria), arches, brick, ruins, synagogue, trespassing, vaults, vdin, vidin, видин
4567- war monument - Видин - vidin - soviet monument vandalized with red paint (bulgaria), communist monument, military, red paint, vandalized, vdin, vidin, war memorial, видин
air pollution - environment - smokestacks near sofia (bulgaria), air pollution, environment, haze, hazy, smog, smoke, smokeskack, smokestacks, sofia
sofia international airport (bulgaria), airport, architecture, roof