Friday, January 18, 2013

Kaliakra Monument in Bulgaria

Since we're mired in winter, I thought I'd put up some pictures from southern Bulgaria on the Black Sea at Cape Kaliakra, which translates into "Beautiful Cape."  It's a wild, scenic place.  The monument commemorates forty maidens who braided their hair together and jumped into the Black sea rather than being captured and sent into sexual slavery by the Ottomans.

Here's a medieval archway:


  1. A stark but beautiful setting.

  2. Heidi, have you visited there? Are these your photos? Very nice!

  3. Bilbo, I lived in Bulgaria for a few months. It's quite photogenic!