Balkans the Centre of Bulgarian culture seems a little out of time

By Alison Appelbe

by Alison Appelbe
English travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor, who walked across the Balkans in the 1930s, writes in The Broken Road of first catching sight of the medieval capital of Bulgaria, Veliko Tarnovo: “It rose from a canyon like an emanation, a sharp flight of houses hovering in ascending waves… The rock face, as the town gained height, fell beneath it into a chasm of organ-fluted rock, all stress and heavy with shadow, to the sinuous bend of the river Yantra.…

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Source:: Pique Newsmagazine

January 16, 2015


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