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.

Samo Trebizan on May 22, 2008

Nice shot!

Greetings from Slovenia!

Samo T.

Thanks for voting in my contest

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on May 22, 2008

Thanks.. it is one interesting place. The worst is that the time is going to destroy these beautiful forms. on June 5, 2008

Voted! Very impressive nature !

my May Contest, I hope you like one picture

greetings from Germany


Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on June 5, 2008

Thanks DiggaTwigga! You have nice picture in your gallery!

mimipet’s greeting

Edson Walter Cavalar… on January 13, 2009

Beautiful reflection,real fantastic,greeting Edson from Brasil

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on January 16, 2009

Thanks Edson for your visit & comment!

Regards, Mimi

mimipet’s greeting

F.Höchst on June 24, 2009

Nice photograph, Mimi!

Best regards - Ferdinand -

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on June 24, 2009

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.

Greetings, Mimi

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