A Trip to Borovets

At the foot of the slopes.
At the foot of the slopes.

A week ago I was in Borovets, Bulgaria. A cheap package tour that meant I could go to the mountains and do some walking up there, with the bonus of climbing the highest mountain in Bulgaria. But that is for later, I arrived late Saturday night after a good trip and was up Sunday to look around. I wanted a quick wander, to get a feel for where things were. So first day in Borovets, here are some getting the feel of pictures.

Main Street.
Main Street.
Side Street.
Side Street.
Here it starts, Ends about 1000m higher.
Here it starts, Ends about 1000m higher.
Afternoon shade.
Afternoon shade.
The Bottom of the slopes.
The bottom of the slopes.
A Beast of a Hotel.
A Beast of a Hotel.

As a note, this hotel blocked any views out of the near mountains from my hotel. Very brutal building, that dominated the bottom of the slopes. The side roads and little lanes wee more interesting.

At the Eastern end of town.
At the Eastern end of town.

Walking to the edges of this small town, you see some real life, broken buildings and other styles of living. Like the horse riding Butch and his band of rough coated horses. Selling trips of all lengths to people of all sizes.

The Yellow House.
The Yellow House.
Block built hotel ruin.
Block built hotel ruin.
A faded grand house.
A faded grand house.

I’m always surprised by the buildings in Europe that will be left to collapse back into the ground, even when they are situated in such places as this.

Grand House, detail.
Grand House, detail.

Earlier I walked the 4 miles to the famous “Black Rock” a viewpoint hanging high over a valley with views to Romania. Next time though, for now just keep enjoying the weather. It’s been interesting since I got back with some great swathes of freeze and thaw running across the UK, be safe, but brave the elements. You will feel better for it, we all need to feel the outside world around us from time to time.

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