The Sandstones of Melnik, Bulgaria

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Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on May 17, 2008


It is in the south-western part of the Pirin Mountains that you will find the Melnik pyramids-sheer, strangely shaped sand and limestone rocks. Melnik, one of Bulgaria's smallest towns, is located right amidst this fantastic scenery.

A border settlement during the Early Middle Ages, the town found itself on the different sides of the Bulgarian-Byzantine border at different times.

Between 1205 and 1229 the feudal lord Alexi Slav - the ruler of Southwest Bulgaria, made Melnik its capital, but by the mid-13th century the town was subjected to Byzantine rule. Even today the ruins of the 13th century Boyar's House form part and parcel of Melnik's silhouette.

Once there you should not miss The Kordopoulov House, built in 1754, The Pashovata House, built in 1815, The St. Nikolai church and of course inaccessible fortress of The Sandstone Pyramids.

arif solak on May 19, 2008


Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on June 11, 2008

Gracias conce.g.r., visité España hace unos años y puedo decir que incluso en España puede hacer bella foto. Espero que pronto también poner algo de España en mi sitio web y también a otros países. Saludos, Mimi

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©marica ferrentino on July 1, 2008

Ciao Mimi, like Marco I was in Bulgaria and I liked both, see my photos.baci dall'Italia ,Marica

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on July 1, 2008

Ciao Marica. Piacere sentire questo. Ti e piacuta Bulgaria? Certamente li guardero anche tuo photos. Saluti da Mimi

mimipet’s greeting

F.Höchst on June 24, 2009

Another exquisite picture, Mimi. Great shot!

Greetings - Ferdinand -

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on June 24, 2009

Many thanks Ferdinand for your visit and interest. I am glad you liked this photo. As you see this photo is made late in the day and no sun. More when the photo was made digital cameras were still unthinkable so the quality is different. But the place and the area around really is interesting to visit. If I could a day I will go to visit it again.

Greetings, Mimi

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