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Along the Iron Gates Cruising the Danube Carving along river
Cruising the Iron Gates- formerly a narrow and treacherous section of the river with whirlpools and rapids.
Along the Danube
Decebalus Face
Approaching locks
Speaking about communism
River is now tamed by a series of hydroelectric dams and locks.
A huge lock (iron gate) drops the ship 90 ft. in 2 stages
Program Director Speaks about Life Under Communism
Walking thru Arbanasi
Arbanasi Home
Arbanasi walled house
Walking thru Arbanassi Village in pouring rain
Arbanassi homes were surrounded by stone walls to protect them from Turks
Entrance to Orthodox Church
Singers in Eastern Orthodox Church Arbanasi Our Lunch
Singers in Orthodox Church
Arbanassi Restaurant
Delicious Salad with Bulgarian Feta Cheese
Tsarevets Citadel Tsarevets Citadel Rainbow over Veliko Tarnovo
View of Tsarevets Citadel
Tsarevets Citadel
Rainbow over Veliko Tarnovo - the first capital of Bulgaria during 12th-14th Century
Hillside Houses in Veliko Tarnovo
Veliko Tarnovo Old Town
Hillside Houses in Veliko Tarnovo and the Yanta River
Samovodene Shopping Street in Veliko Tarnovo where small workshops, master goldsmiths, potters, and carvers still pursue traditional crafts.
Old town Veliko Tarnovo
Downtown Veliko Tarnovo Carved Mural  
Downtown Veliko Tarnovo - Note Carved Mural on end of building
Carved Mural in Veliko Tarnovo

To learn more about our visit to Bulgaria, go to Bulgaria Newsletter.

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