Veliko Tarnovo often referred to as the "city of the Tsars" and is famous as the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire. Veliko Tarnovo grew quickly to become the strongest Bulgarian fortification of the middle ages between the 12th and 14th century. The city flourished and grew for 200 years. The political upsurge and spiritual development were discontinued on 17 July 1393. After vigorous resistance to a three-month siege Veliko Tarnovo was sized and whole Bulgarian Empire was destroyed by the Ottoman Empire. On 23 April 1876 the April uprising marked the beginning of the end of the Ottoman occupation. It was soon followed by the Russo-Turkish war (1877-1878). On 7 July 1877 Russian general Joseph Vladimirovich Gourko liberated Veliko Tarnovo ending the 480-year-rule of the Ottoman Empire. On 17 April 1879 the First National Assembly convened in Veliko Tarnovo to ratify the state's first constitution, known as the Tarnovo Constitution, the key result of which resulted in the transfer of parliament from Veliko Tarnovo to Sofia, which today remains the Bulgarian capital.
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Ninello52 (7475) 2011-06-24 9:01
Beautiful in the country photographed the rock with the green and the sky! Beautiful colors, well saturated, and beautiful the sky gradient between gray and blue!
Best Regards, Nino.
krzychu30 (15260) 2011-06-24 9:35
znakomicie skomponowane zdjecie.Miasteczko jest naprawde malowniczo polozone.Troche mi przypomina architektonicznie i pod wzgledem polozenia miasteczka we wloskiej Ligurii.Swiatna jakosc zdjecia z pieknymi,dobrze nasyconymi kolorami.
holmertz (36451) 2011-06-24 10:23
This looks like a very picturesque and interesting city and the photo is well composed in three sections with a green and pleasant foreground and a nice sky. Veliko Tarnovo may very possibly be high on the agenda for my next journey this fall. At least I am seriously considering Bulgaria among other places.
dta (62392) 2011-06-24 12:08
Hello Zbigniew ,
A very fine view of this splendid city . Like the three contrasted thirds : greenery , golden houses , blue cloudy sky .
cargus (8018) 2011-06-24 22:50
An interesting architectural scene a well rendered, sharpness, exposure and natural colors are excellent!...well done.!!
dkmurphys (45859) 2011-06-26 7:43
Splendid postcard from that amazing place. Unusual for this area, unique and picturesque.
Have a nice Sunday afternoon.
anducina (8407) 2011-06-28 0:17
Veliko Tarnovo is a place where I want to go for a long time and your photo shows me that I am right to want this. Picturesque village, with its red roofed, white houses on the slope of the hill, under the blue sky. Good POV and I like that mixture of houses and nature.
Have a nice day !
bayno (18342) 2011-07-02 10:02
It's true...very similar..
elenimavrandoni (14197) 2013-03-29 11:34
very famous, historicaal and magnificent city, the history is written with golden letters here!
beautiful picture and presentation with great sharpness and panoramic angle!
Miguel82 (19405) 2014-03-26 20:23
Veliko Tarnovo is a wonderful small city situated on a crest, what a beautiful landscape, fine colors, perfect sharpness, regards
- Copyright: Zbigniew Kalinowski (fotka) (3183)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-10-12
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ 28, Leica Vario-Elmarit 1:2.8-4.4/4.8-86.4
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-06-24 8:48