This year I also decided to visit the event that has gained so much popularity in recent years. It turned out that the Men's Horo in Kalofer is one of the most visited events I've ever been. The city was full of people wishing to see the Ice Horo, and there was not even a place to park your car. I'm used to getting up early for such events and photoshoots, and although I was there at 6:45 am., I was one of the last to arrive. Back on the road from Plovdiv I realized that I was quite late because of the traffic jam all the way to Kalofer.
The opening of Plovdiv 2019 - European Capital of Culture was filled with controversy and the mood of the people was on both ends of the spectrum, but still, in my opinion the show and the accompanying program were interesting and worth seeing.
The highest waterfall in the Rhodope Mountains is 35 km away from the city of Plovdiv and 5 km away from Bachkovo, which allows for escape from the summer heat and take a wonderful weekend walk. The beginning of the trail to the Slivodolsko padalo waterfall is just after the first tunnel after Bachkovo. Parking is difficult because there is very little room in the ramp after the tunnel. There are also several parking spaces at the entrance of the fishpond across the street.
Located 2 km. from Karlukovo village, Prohodna cave is one of the most impressive I have ever seen. Not only because of the Eyes of God - the natural rock-like openings, but also because of the breath-taking size of the cave. Standing at the entrance to the cave, one realizes how small we are in comparison with mother nature. The main entrance of the Prohodna cave, which is located on the side of the road, is 35 meters high and the "exit" or entrance on the other side is 45 meters high, making it the highest cave entrance in Bulgaria.
From the upper parts of the pretty Ustina village begins an eco path leading to the Ustian Waterfall. It is 15 meters high and because its source is a small and low-water river it is advisable to visit the waterfall in April or May or after heavy rainfall.
For the second consecutive year a skiing with flags and nosii (traditional bulgarian costumes) was organized in Pamporovo ski resort for the Bulgarian National Holiday on March 3rd. And for the second time, I decided to shoot this unique event. Because, for me the very idea behind it is really impressive - tradition and modernity combined in one.