This year I managed to visit Kalugerovo village for St. Theodore's day - also known as Horse Easter. In Kalugerovo each year on the first Saturday after the Quadragesima Sunday is organized one of the most interesting holidays including attractive horse races called Kushii.
Looking at photos in Panoramio to scout for new and interesting places to photograph, I came across a suspension bridge over the Maritsa River. The bridge is located just before Popovitsa and Seltsi villages and connects them to the village Chalakovi.
There is hardly anyone who has not seen the reflection of the sun on the golden domes of the Church of the Nativity, also known as the Russian Church in Shipka. The tops of the church can be seen kilometers away before the town itself and immediately attract the eye of the drivers.
I see that interest in the Park Island in Pazardzhik is quite big and for good reason. The municipality invested a lot in recent years to make the island a unique place. If someone has not gone there soon he will not recognise the Park. Cafes, fountains, zoo, sports fields, playground, water wheels - it's just a fraction of what you can see in Park-Island Freedom. The island is about 750 meters long and 300 meters wide. In 19th century it was a private property, but in the early 20th century the ditrict municipality decided to buy and transform it into a park. In the following years many rich people in Bulgaria are willing to buy the island and turn it into their private residence. Because of this interest in Park Island Freedom in Pazardzhik and the lack of a information on the Internet, I decided to do something like phototour, which I hope will attract more people to visit this interesting place.
In February I decided to visit the International masquerade festival Surva in Pernik, Bulgaria, since last year I missed it. Looking at the area near the city I found one very interesting landmark - the Krakra Fortress.
This year attracted by the big advertising campaign for the Rose Festival, I decided to make several trips to Kazanlak and capture the rose picking and rose-boiling rituals, and the accompanying festivities in the area.