the country of bulgaria is located in south-east europe, between romania and greece, it borders the black sea. the first bulgarian kingdom was founded in 681 a.d. it was "on" and "off". in the 9th century bulgaria significantly influenced slavic cultures by developing the cyrillic script. eventually it fell under ottoman rule for nearly five centuries. the current bulgarian state came to life in 1878 and gained independence in 1908. its population is 6.9 mio, and the capital city is sofia.
i have been in bulgaria for just 2 days in 1974, for brief visits of sofia, including its enormous cathedral, and the famous rila monastery.
at that time all my photography was done to create pictures for voyage albums. of those, none got scanned for digital pic's. thus just two significant images are presented here.