THE SANDSTONES OF MELNIK
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.
Greetings from Slovenia!
Thanks for voting in my contest
Thanks.. it is one interesting place. The worst is that the time is going to destroy these beautiful forms.
Voted! Very impressive nature !
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greetings from Germany
You have nice picture in your gallery!
Beautiful reflection,real fantastic,greeting Edson from Brasil
Thanks Edson for your visit & comment!
Nice photograph, Mimi!
Best regards - Ferdinand -
Thanks Ferdinand! This photo was taken on the path to Rozhen Monastery. A photo of the monastery you could see in my web site you can find here up or in my profile.
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Photo taken in Sandanski, Bulgaria
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