St.Nikolai monument

Cape Kaliakra sunrise

Cape Kaliakra

After welcoming the sunrise at Buzludzha peak we wanted to get another sunrise. This time it would be at Cape Kaliakra: 8 km long cape on the Northern Black sea coast. From the top of the mountain, we descended down tot he Black sea coast. Extremely picturesque place that has special charm in winter. That is what I wanted to capture.

Temperatures were milder than yesterday but it was still fairly cold. Unlike Buzludzha, now we could walk much longer with no consideration about the cold.

We arrived at the place shortly before sunrise. The horizon was covered with clouds so i didn’t expect a mind-blowing sky but it was a great experience to be out there with no other people. This can never happen in summer.

The light was changing fairly slowly and the sky was dynamic enough which gave me a lot of try to try different compositions. Here are a few of the images:

the group at the cape

the group at the cape

The legend

A legend says that God has been making the cape longer and longer to help saint Nikolas, the patron of seamen, run away from the Ottomans. The Saint was eventually captured and a chapel was built in 1993 to symbolize his grave.

The chapel St.Nikolai

The chapel St.Nikolai

St.Nikolai monument

St.Nikolai monument

the legend for St.Nikolai

the legend for St.Nikolai

seawatching

seawatching

the tip of the cape

the tip of the cape

the path to the tip of the cape

the path to the tip of the cape

Sunrise over the cape

Sunrise over the cape

The Gate of Cape Kaliakra

The Gate of Cape Kaliakra

Black sea at cape Kaliakra

The gate to the Black sea at cape Kaliakra

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cape Kaliakra

On July 31, 1971 Admiral Ushakov defeated the Turkish navy which leads to an end of the Ottoman empire.

Admiral Ushakov

Admiral Ushakov

The fortress

The fortress

The fortress

The fortress

The fortress of cape Kaliakra and the coastline

The fortress of cape Kaliakra and the coastline

The fortress of cape Kaliakra and the coastline

The fortress of cape Kaliakra and the coastline

The fortress of cape Kaliakra

The fortress of cape Kaliakra

Remains from the fortress of cape Kaliakra

Remains from the fortress of cape Kaliakra

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