Kaliakra – The Beautiful Fortress, Bulgaria

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Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on May 14, 2008

Kaliakra is a long and narrow headland in the Southern Dobruja region of the northern Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. The coast is steep with vertical cliffs reaching 70 m down to the sea. Kaliakra is a nature reserve, where dolphins, cormorants and pinnipeds can be observed. It also features the remnants of the fortified walls, water-main, baths and residence of Despot Dobrotitsa in the short-lived Principality of Karvuna's medieval capital. The cove Bolata with a small sheltered beach lies just north. The most popular legend about the place is the one about 40 Bulgarian girls, who preferred to tie their hair together and jump into the Black Sea instead of the prospect to be captured by the Ottomans. An obelisk dedicated to this legend is placed at the entrance to the cape, called The Gate of the 40 Maidens.

pal_sandipan on June 26, 2008

Very nice shot. Voted.

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  • Uploaded on May 14, 2008
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    by Minka Tsoneva (Mimip…
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX *ist DS
    • Taken on 2006/08/28 14:22:52
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 31.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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