30 August 2009

Bulgarian Cameos #1 - Shipka Pass

When you see a scene like this one at the top of the Shipka Pass, it is difficult to imagine that four fierce battles were fought here during the Russo-Turkish War (1877-1878).

The Russo-Turkish War resulted in the defeat of the Turks and brought an end to 500 years of Ottoman rule in Bulgaria. If you are interested, you can read all about the war on Wikipaedia.


Michelle Johnson said...

such a beautiful place for war to have taken root. i guess the lesson is that war affords change whether needed or unneeded. have a great night.

Firefly said...

Looks like a kind of heather. Purple flowers are always beautiful. Off to Wikipedia to read more.

Anna said...

Max-e thanks for the info, and this is beautiful landscape photo. Hope all is well otherwise, Anna :)