Girl Meets Bulgaria

Musings of an American expat in Bulgaria (with detours in Utah and Alaska)

Wordless{ish} Wednesday: Bachkovo Monastery


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This post covers two trips to Bulgaria’s beautiful Bachkovo Monastery – the second largest monastery in the country. The first was a quick stop for Vince and I when we were on our way down to Smolyan in November – right at the height of the beautiful fall colors. The second was in December when my mom visited and we made a stop there on the way back to Sofia from Smolyan.

Like I said…doing a lot of blog post catch-up over the next few weeks!

Hope you enjoy the photos (there are a lot of them)!
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Happy Wednesday!

I hope the rest of your week is fantastic!

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51 thoughts on “Wordless{ish} Wednesday: Bachkovo Monastery

  1. Pingback: Wordless Wednesdays | SC Surf Butler

  2. Reblogged this on Bulgaria.

  3. Thanks for sharing! I LOVE those bowls. Have a great day!

  4. Those are all absolutely amazing shots! My favorite is the archway. 🙂

    School Spring Pictures and a Visit from 2093

  5. Gorgeous! I love the archways especially. Thank you for letting me see through your vision…

  6. Love this monastery! And all of the beautiful pottery- we are thinking of buying a set and bringing it to the states, I love it that much!

    • Bachkovo is definitely a favorite of ours! I LOVE the pottery as well. I took a bunch home after my first trip to BG in 2009 as souvenirs. My mom bought some when she was here as well. Thankfully, my in-laws have quite a bit of it, so eventually we will inherit a nice collection! I hope you are able to take home a bunch!

  7. Wow…what some beautiful photos. You are making me want to pack my bags. 🙂

  8. I feel like I get to go to Bulgaria when I visit your blog! Thanks for the pictures, and oh, by the way, could you send me some of those dishes in assorted colors???? lol

    Teresa from

  9. So Pretty thanks for sharing them. Also thanks for the linky.

  10. Beautiful series. I don’t think I could pick a favorite, but I do love the pottery.

  11. Fascinating insight – I do love your photo tours of all the amazing Bulgarian highlights!

  12. Very interesting pics! Love seeing Bulgaria thru’ your eyes!

  13. Beautiful pics! The market looks intriguing and I love those colourful bowls. 🙂

  14. I always love to stop in and see your pics!
    I would LOVE LOVE to have one of those beautiful colourful bowls! (or 10!!)

  15. I think I saw some of these in you photo feed – theyre stunning!!!! I MUST get to that neck of the woods one day (not soon though, as I need to replace my passports as I washed them last week)!!

    Mines up as well at AussiePomm – A Photographers Kit!!!!

    Have a great day!!

    • Yep! All the photos I post on my blog are on my Flickr feed (I host them there). Thank you for the compliment! Definitely visit Bulgaria if you ever get the chance!

  16. I LOVE that I can see Bulgaria through you!

    Thank you for hosting WW with a linky, I have a linky on mine as well
    if you’d like to visit 😉

  17. Oh, I just love the pottery. Gorgeous!

  18. such a beautiful place with rice culture!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  19. Beautiful photos and very interesting

    Have a funtabulous week 🙂

  20. Gorgeous! I love the stone walkways and brick roads!

  21. Wow a gorgeous sensory overload. Seems somehow that when life was simpler, the world was a more beautiful place, and some aspects still survive to give us pause in our extraordinarily busy world.

  22. I love the colorful bowls. The Monastary is wonderful

    • I am returning to the states tomorrow and I feel like my always-available subject matter is about to end! I’m a photo-taking freak, though, so I am sure I will find something!

  23. So pretty… I think my favorite one is of the archway with the cool iron designs.

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