Plovdiv (Bulgarian: Пловдив) is the second-largest city in Bulgaria after Sofia with a population of 338,153 inhabitants according to Census 2011. Plovdiv's history spans some 6,000 years, with traces of a Neolithic settlement dating to roughly 4000 BC; it is one of the oldest cities in Europe. It is the administrative center of Plovdiv Province in southern Bulgaria and three municipalities (Plovdiv-city, Maritsa and Rodopi) and Bulgaria's Yuzhen tsentralen planning region (NUTS II), as well as the largest and most important city in Northern Thrace and the wider international historical region of Thrace. The city is an important economic, transport, cultural and educational center. The oldest American educational institution outside the United States was founded in Plovdiv in 1860, it was later moved to Sofia – today's American College of Sofia.
Known in the West for most of its history by the Greek name Philippoupolis, it was originally a Thracian settlement before becoming a major Roman city. In the Middle Ages, it retained its strategic regional importance, changing hands between the Byzantine and Bulgarian Empires. It came under Ottoman rule in the 14th century. In 1878, Plovdiv was made the capital of the autonomous Ottoman region of Eastern Rumelia; in 1885, it became part of Bulgaria with the unification of that region and the Principality of Bulgaria.
Plovdiv is situated in the southern part of the Plovdiv Plain on the two banks of the Maritsa River. The city has historically developed on seven syenite hills, some of which are 250 m (820.21 ft) high. Because of these seven hills, Plovdiv is often referred to in Bulgaria as "The City of the Seven Hills".
Plovdiv is host to economic and cultural events such as the International Fair Plovdiv, the international theatrical festival "A stage on a crossroad", the TV festival "The golden chest". There are many remains preserved from Antiquity such as the Ancient amphitheatre, Roman odeon, Roman Stadium, the archaeological complex Eirene and others.
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siudzi (34141) 2011-11-13 8:06
A well seen and captured building with a monument in the foreground. Interesting and pleasant view on that has been created. Well done. Thanks for sharing.
cargus (9602) 2011-11-13 9:58
Une scène intéressante d’architecture, magnifiques couleurs, , image claire
et bien fait.!!
Sonata11 (33697) 2011-11-13 10:21
this is a very beautiful architecture of this building and impressive fountains in the FG. This pic is beautiful the way you do it from great POV. I like your management of light and great colors, sharpness, wonderful clarity. I really like it. Wonderful job. Well done.
All the best and have a nice Sunday,
geoant68 (331) 2011-11-13 13:40
πολύ ωραία παρουσίαση του 'γωνινακού' αλλά εξόχως ανακαινισμένου και με καλό γούστο κτηρίου του Plovdiv.
Το μοντέρνο έργο τέχνης με την κοπέλλα που διασχίζει την τοποθεσία κάνουν την φωτογραφία ακόμα πιό ενδιαφέρουσα.
danos (91040) 2011-11-14 0:37
Μαρία γεα σου,
πολύ καλή η παρουσίαση του ανακαινισμένου φαντάζομαι εντυπωσιακού κτηρίου της πόλης του Πλοντίβμ,που μοιάζει σαν ξενοδοχείο.Το γλυπτό της πλατείας στο προσκήνιο, συμπληρώνει ευχάριστα το όλο σκηνικό.Κρίμα που ο ουρανός δεν σε βοήθησε για μια ακόμα πιό εντυπωσιακή φωτογραφία.
ikeharel (63815) 2011-11-14 1:24
The modern statue give a whole different look to the streets corner, and it looks fabulous from this POV, star shape fountain.
Inspite of the grey sky aloft - you managed wonderful light and colors to contrast.
ashres (1055) 2011-11-14 3:08
Thanks for your nice words.
A nice image here with great lights and colors with good pov. You've got a great gallery with vivid architectural capture greatly. A man walking down there is great addition. nice capture,
have a great time,
bayno (18344) 2011-11-14 5:18
Hi Maria, excellent choice of POV, I like the modern fountain, the image is very sharp, interesting architecture of the building in BG, well done, have a nice day, Valter
divail (8334) 2011-11-29 17:42
Bon point de vue sur deux faces de cet édifice, et en prime cette fontaine étonnante! Le personnage est bien plaçé et dynamise l'ensemble. On voit que cette fontaine est imposante.
josepmarin (58027) 2011-12-01 0:31
this one is a good photo of architecture, in which you have looked for a very effective framing to give an elegant perspective to this building, and at the same time to combine it with the interesting monument and the fountain, for to obtain a nice graphical set.
It's a nice work.
jmdias (59174) 2012-07-08 9:50
a curious modern fountain. I liked this angle where we can see the shapes of the fountain and the building ahead. nice light, framing and sharpness.
- Copyright: maria varipati (maria-v1981) (10932)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-10-24
- Categories: Architecture
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): BULGARIA NEIGHBOUR [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-11-13 6:17