The town of Veliko Tarnovo is situated along the historical hills of Sveta Gora, Tsarevets and Trapezitsa, on the two banks of the Yantra River, cutting a peculiar gorge through Tarnovo elevations. Veliko Tarnovo is the former capital of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom (1185-1396) and a symbol of the Bulgarian nationhood. Probably the most outstanding landmark of the town is the medieval fortress of Tsarevets - the ramparts, the Baldwin Tower, the royal Palace and Patriarchate, the Palace Church St Petka and a multitude of small cross-domed churches. To the west lies the Asenova quarter with the 13 century Church of the Forty Martyrs and to the north the Church of SS Petar and Pavel, the sole better preserved church from medieval Tarnovo. An area of great archeological importance where the bolyari and leading clergy built their mansions and some 40 private churches, is the massif Trapezitsa. Sveta Gora (Holy Hill) used to be a centre of monastic scholasticism with numerous churches and monasteries. Turnovo is also a National revival city which houses seem to grow out of the steep slopes of the river. Some of the finest architectural examples from this period can be found in the old Varosh quarter.
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macjake (61442) 2012-04-28 6:23
its great to see more and more photo's from Bulgaria, a country thats so under represented here on TE.
and what a scene it is!
having the ling row of houses along the bottom left really anchors the scene, and to me, its the highlight.
Despite the darkness in the shadows, they are superbly sharp and clear.
the skyline is broken by the tall tower, also a nice touch.
great overall scene.
JanH (864) 2012-04-28 7:08
Indeed this could be a scene for a postcard. But a nice one. The picture is weel framed and presented.
I like the saturated colours and the light is great.
jhm (144268) 2012-04-28 7:16
I like this wonderful panoramic image about these lovely area.
Almost a picture in two parts, one beside the river beneath and one high in the mountains to the rightside
This is truly a very nice picture.
You chose an excellent angle this create depth and perspective.
Excellent composition nice presentation.
Sharpness and clarity be superb. TFS.
Have a nice Saturday,
Nard (6972) 2012-04-28 7:22
Yes a nice postcard for a beautiful country I don't know. The landscape is beautiful and well captured. I like the POV showing a large view and the village on the river.
dta (71443) 2012-04-28 8:31
Hello Gregg ,
Tgis is a superb view of thjis outstanding fortress . Well composed , and good management of the different lightings .
Nicou (130091) 2012-04-28 9:59
fantastique compo e tiamge usperbe vue avec ces édiffice sur la coline ces rempart que l'entoure quelle captage e tiamge grandisoe.
bravo et amitié
kato (11630) 2012-04-28 13:05
Interesting landscape with deep greenery, river and a row of pretty houses.
hay_kes (30856) 2012-04-28 13:44
Very nice panoramic view.Good POV, colours and perspective.
foxy (893) 2012-04-29 9:33
First of all, you've such a fantastic photos. Wow! all of them
in all seasons. From sultry to cold scene and from fresh green to barren desert land......perfect for wall-paper and holiday post-card.
Well done. Thanks for sharing. Cheers!!!!
chrisvek (7001) 2012-04-29 9:49
Wow.That's an amazing landscape.Very nice shoot of this natural masterpiece!Excellent colors and perfect graduation.TFS
Have a nice evening
- Copyright: Grzegorz Oczkowicz (GREGG) (7888)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-11
- Categories: Castles, Daily Life, Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Canon 5D, Canon 50mm/f1.8 II, RAW
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/100 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-28 6:06
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