Wednesday, 7 November 2012

The magical Balkan mountains in Bulgaria/ Вълшебната Стара планина

The charme of the Balkan mountain range called by us "Stara planina" (the "Old mountain" in Bulgarian) is extremely dangerous...Once you see it and/or drive next to it, you are simply bound to be impressed. And if you happend to drive along some of its 560 km length (from the Serbian-Bulgarian border through Central Bulgaria down to the Black sea) on a sunny day...then you will for sure fall in love with its beauty.
Last weekend I enjoyed for few hours its majestic and magical charisma. Thats why today I would like to share with you some of my pics and some of the panoramas I have created to help you imagine its breathtaking size and length.
Balkan mountain Bulgaria

Balkan mountain Bulgaria 
The highest peak is Botev (2376m) and is located in the Central Balkan National Park (established 1991). The mountain gives the name of the Balkan Peninsula. Another interesting fact is that (according to wiki) "Balkan" comes from a Turkish word meaning "a chain of wooded mountains".

18 comments:

Lies said...

Sprakeloos, Jana...
Lie(f)s.

de bossies! said...

Hoi Jana
Wat een prachtige landschap foto's van Bulgarije ..Die bergen in nevelen gehuld..Ik zag in je vorige bericht die prachtige Kousenband slang..
Wat een mooi moment..
Ik vroeg me af..of je toen ook wist dat hij niet gevaarlijk was :)
Groetjes Henk

Filip and Kristel said...

Ok, I already like your panoramma software. Top pictures.

Greetings,
Filip

Erika said...

Thanks for sharing with us these wonderful landscapes, dear Jana. You are right: these mountains are charming.
Wish you a nice w.e.
A big hug from Italy.

G C said...

beautiful

Rosemary said...

Lovely photos, I am a mountain person so love these.

Barb said...

As you know, I'm in love with mountains. These are particularly scenic. Ifkztesr116

papillon said...

Hi Jana,

really mystical mountains.
Schöne Restwoche...
J&C

Dietmut said...

Jana, foto's van een prachtig landschap, mooi de combinatie met de blauwe lucht. Het was zeker genieten tijdens je wandeling. Groetjes, Dietmut

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Mountains are wonderful aren't they. I guess this one will soon be snow covered, transforming its beauty yet again.

Kristie Franklin said...

Jana,

Indeed it looks like a chain of mountains. Very majestic looking! While visiting our son some years ago when he lived in Colorado, we spent some time hiking up the mountains there. These remind me of those and the time we spent there.

Very impressive! :)

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

I was in Bulgaria as a child and I like this land and the people there very very much. Special !

kulasa said...

I have been totally charmed by the beauty of this mountain just viewing your photos...will be looking at the photos again...so beautiful...

Koryn said...

You know I only hear/read about the Balkan mountains and Bulgaria in movies and in books. It's like a faraway land of history for me. That's why I am so amazed to see all these pictures and read all these stories from you! It's like Bulgaria has somehow became nearer ;)

betchai said...

it is indeed so very magical, Jana, so beautiful.

stardust said...

Just by seeing your fabulous photos, I’m already in love with the Balkan mountain range.

Yoko

AVCr8teur said...

I see what you mean about its beauty. How lucky for those people who live right below the mountains.

Emm in London said...

Wow, that is so incredibly beautiful! I must visit there one day. I did not realise but do they use Cyrillic in Bulgaria as well? I have been to Serbia so learned to read it there.