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Other Bulgaria March 2015 : Buzludzha

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Havent posted for what seems an eternity !

So this was a trip to Bulgaria that 7 of us went on in March.

Wont go into the history as its out there

Small copy and paste from wiki

Buzludzha is a historical peak in the Central Balkan Mountains, Bulgaria and is 1441 metres high (4728 ft). In 1868 it was the place of the final battle between Bulgarian rebels led by Hadji Dimitar and Stefan Karadzha and the Ottoman Empire.

The Buzludzha Monument on the peak was built by the Bulgarian communist regime to commemorate the events in 1891 when the socialists led by Dimitar Blagoev assembled secretly in the area to form an organised socialist movement with the founding of the Bulgarian Social Democratic Party, a fore-runner of the Bulgarian Communist Party. The Monument was opened in 1981.No longer maintained by the Bulgarian government, it has fallen into disuse.

The monument was built at a cost of 14 186 000 leva.

Buzludzha can be reached by two side roads from the Shipka Pass either a 16 km (10 mi) road from Kazanlak or a 12 km (7 mi) road coming north from Gabrovo.

Now the monument is abandoned and vandalised. As the roof of the building is heavily damaged, the main entrance of the building has been closed for the public. (cough cough)

So as said 7 of us went, 2 traveled from Glasgow (got knows why Nikon came up here to fly down to Stansted lol) met another 4 in Stansted then our final party member met us in Plovdiv after travelling from Belgium.

So many laughs had on this trip, ranging from 1 party member going missing at night, after getting bladdered and trying 4x4`s in the pitch black, to absolute nonsense conversations after too much cheap booze.

For me it was what a trip is all about, fun fun fun and seeing and shooting a pretty cool place.

We spent 3 days/2 nights at the base of the monument, personally only went up twice, but I know others done it many times at all times of the day and night.

Anyways, mixed bag, in the order they were shot

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Not happy up here !!! 200ft pitch black climb then 100ft on see-thru ladders, anyone who knows me knows I dont do heights !!

Pretty chuffed I got to the top tbh, but bob hope I was going out on the ledge !!

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cheers

The Baron

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Great set! Reminds me of my visit two years ago; also in winter, but unfortunately almost no snow & ice.

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Mate great report. Don't blame you for not going out on the ledge with all that ice about. When I went, although I did go on the ledge, it was a glorious sunny day. To be honest, I didn't actually see the view in my image, just dangled the camera over the edge and clicked.

I can only imagine how cold it must have been there when you went. It was pretty chilly when I was there and the wind picked up along with the low cloud.

Looks great with the ice though, especially that shot looking up at the Hammer and Sickle. Mosaics look good too :)

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Wow, some brilliant shots of the place there, you should get a couple of those up on your wall mate (next to the bangers) :D

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