#29 - Kaliakra – The Beautiful Fortress, Bulgaria - CSP Aprile 2009

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Comments (13)

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.

funtor on May 19, 2008

Really nice texture,colours and contrast!Cheers,Thomas MY CONTEST

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on May 19, 2008

Thank you Thomas. In fact when we were there during the time the color of the landscape changed few times.. we made interesting shots there.

arif solak on May 24, 2008


pal_sandipan on June 26, 2008

Very nice shot. Voted.

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on June 29, 2008

Thanks Arif & Pal!

mimipet’s greeting

arif solak on June 29, 2008

very nice

please visit .


Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on June 29, 2008

Thanks Arif! Seems you are a big fen of my photos! ;-)

mimipet’s greeting

Argenna on April 6, 2009

A nice photo, Mimi , good luck on CSP.

Greetings , Argenna .

Laurentiu Mitu on April 7, 2009

Very beautiful Mimi I'll vote it.I have one too #67Lorenzo from Romania,good luck!!!

Edoardo Eggel on April 17, 2009

Ciao Mimi.

Uno dei pochi archi nei quali si è visto anche un pò di bel cielo blu. E non è poco! :)

Grazie del voto. Edo.

Artur Drogosz on May 24, 2009

Very interesting place. Beautiful colours and composition.

Zdravcom on November 19, 2011

wow awesome place,thanks

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 14, 2008
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    by Minka Tsoneva (Mimip…
    • Camera: PENTAX Corporation PENTAX *ist DS
    • Taken on 2006/08/28 14:33:13
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/800)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash