#81 - The roof of the small pictureful church in Sokolski Monastery, Bulgaria

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Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on January 16, 2010

Sokolski Monastery

The Sokolski Monastery is a Bulgarian Orthodox monastery founded in 1833 and named after its founder Yosif Sokolski. It is located 15 km southwest of Gabrovo on the northern slopes of the Balkan Mountains in the area of the Sokolovo cave.

Originally, a small wooden church was built in 1833 and the frescoes were finished a year later. Hristo Tsokev, a Gabrovo-born artist, donated the church icon, which represents the Virgin Mary and Christ and is considered to be miraculous. In 1862, Father Paul Zograf and his son Nikola from the village of Shipka decorated the church with frescoes.

The monastery has a big yard surrounded by residential and utility buildings. In the centre of the yard, in 1868 the Master Kolyu Ficheto constructed a big stone fountain with eight taps. The whole monastery was built during the Bulgarian National Revival with the strong support of the people of Gabrovo and the local villages.

The monastery played an important role during the April Uprising. In this monastery, the leader Tsanko Dyustabanov formed a group of volunteers for the resistance. In a short period of time during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78 the monastery was a hospital.

The Sokolski Monastery was declared a historical site in 1973.

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Marco Vanzo on January 16, 2010

Ciao Mimi

Ti invito ad inserire nel titolo il numero entrata CSP, 81.

ciao, buona fortuna, Marco

sandart on January 16, 2010

Много хубава снимка, Мими! Винаги съм смятал, че това е един от най-красивите манастири у нас.


zaro1965 on January 16, 2010

Наистина много красиво място, чудесно си запечатала тази неповторима гледка!

mr scottyow on January 17, 2010

beautiful view and shot!!!

greetings, scott

Mi6art on January 17, 2010

Прекрасни нови снимки! Много красиви цветове!

Marco Vanzo on January 18, 2010

Ricordo che è aperta la fase di voto nel CSP di Gennaio.

Puoi farlo seguendo questo link

La tua partecipazione al voto sarebbe molto gradita.

Un saluto cordiale, Marco

tsolovi on January 18, 2010

Успех с нашенския покрив в италианския конкурс!

Благодаря ти за коментарите,но българския форум в момента е пред замръзване,не знам по какви причини.


Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on January 19, 2010

Благодаря ти Цветан, но не съм погледнала да видя какво става там, както и да е, важното е да участваме и да покажем на света нещо нашенско.

А за нашия форум нищо не мога да ти кажа, знам само че имат проблеми, но кога ще се оправят въобще никой не знае. Търпение.

Поздрави, Мими

juanvi.fdz.-blanco on January 22, 2010

Very beautiful monastery and nice shot!!!. Greetings from Spain, Juanvi

Nadia Kushnir on January 22, 2010


patano on January 24, 2010

Una buona inquadratura Mimì !! Ti voglio ringraziare per il voto nel concorso NPC !! Un abbraccio, Paolo.

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on January 30, 2010

Many thanks for your visit and kind comments here Juanvi & Nadia!

Prego Paolo, non so per altri pero io guardo la foto e non di chi e di solito, vorrei apprezzare la foto per qualita e quello che fa vedere, e spero che anche altri lo fanno.

Greetings, Mimi

Zdravcom on January 30, 2010

Разбира се мимипет.ком!Божествената природа винаги побеждава.И тази снимка твоя е точно прекрасна такава!Благодаря за посещението Професионалистке.Успехи

Alessandro De Simone on January 31, 2010

Mimi bellissimi i colori della cupola.

Ciao Alessandro

Harry Taggart on February 6, 2010

Splendid composition Mimi! lovely scene and brilliant colours. cheers scally from glasgow.

d☼≈AlDWMcCuLL☼Ch on February 10, 2010

Beautiful roof and landscape! Wonderful colors!

Greetings from California, Donald

ΦΩΤΑΚΟΣ on February 22, 2010

Beautiful monastery! Beautiful location! BO! Greetings from Greece, Fotis

L.A.S.P. on February 27, 2010

Muy bonita foto!

Un saludo.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 16, 2010
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    by Minka Tsoneva (Mimip…
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ28
    • Taken on 2009/08/11 12:21:24
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 4.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash