Teteven, Bulgaria & Petrahilya Peak

October 5, 2016
Contest: Attractive Photographs from Bulgaria VIPA 2016
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Teteven, Bulgaria
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A single visit to Teteven is not enough to make you understand it and love it.
Beautiful and enigmatic, mysterious and rebellious, each following meeting it will reveal to you a new charm, remind you of days past, promise you unimagined experiences.
Cuddled in the bosom of the Balkans, away from the thoroughfares, Teteven’s time of settling is hard to determine.
Numismatic finds show that there was a Roman settlement here too. The brass and silver sestertii from Roman Emperors Trajan and Commodus, of emperors from 2nd–4th century A.D. are not the only witnesses of the Roman dominion. High up in the mountains one can find traces of Roman roads and watch-towers, Roman bridges still span the rivers.

Mountain peak Petrahilya is a symbol of the town of Teteven. It is 1179 m high. Its stone ridge, which is 130 m in height, is firs to meet the warm sun beams in the morning. That is where the name of the peak derives from. Petrahilya – from Greek “petros” – stone and “helios” – sun. Petrahilya means Sun Stone. With some appropriate illumination one can see peculiar signs and marks of significant size on the rock. Some say those represent letters, others claim that they see a distaff with a spindle.
There are some legends about mountain peak Petrahilya. According to one of them a handsome young man, Dimo by name, courted the beautiful girl Tsvyata. He would play his wooden flute for her and she would listen to him in enchantment. Every time she went on a date with him Tsvyata would put on in her prettiest dress. To test how courageous Dimo was Tsvyata promised to marry him if he climbed the Petrahilya peak and stuck her distaff in the very rock. Dimo did as Tsvyata said. He climbed the Petrahilya peak. Descended down a rope and reached the rock where he stuck the distaff. Unfortunately the rope tore off and the young man fell into the abyss underneath him. The distaff stayed there to remind of the bet of the two lovers. At night when the wind howls over the Petrahilya peak it sings for the perished young man Dimo.

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37 comments from 36 voubsters
Georgi Kolev  

10

January 27, 2017 08:42:08 PM UTC
Росица Тепавичарова  

10

January 18, 2017 07:30:04 AM UTC
Pavlina Vasileva  

10

January 9, 2017 09:46:33 PM UTC
Ицо Тепавичаров  

thanks :)

November 22, 2016 07:38:25 PM UTC
Нели Иванова  

В сърцето на планината !

1 October 23, 2016 02:45:11 PM UTC
Васил Василев  

Браво!

1 October 22, 2016 09:40:51 AM UTC
Lora Peeva  

Прекрасна :)

1 October 22, 2016 09:32:14 AM UTC
Нели Симеонова  

красиво

1 October 19, 2016 05:39:10 PM UTC
Нели Симеонова  

много, много добра

1 October 19, 2016 05:37:42 PM UTC
Милена Симеонова  

Страхотнаааа!

1 October 19, 2016 05:26:06 PM UTC
Льокова Теодора  

КРАСОТА.......!!!!!!!!

1 October 18, 2016 09:00:59 PM UTC
Boryana Nesheva  

Such a beautiful photo!!! Bellezza! :)

1 October 18, 2016 08:00:29 PM UTC
Страхо Илиев  

Красиво...!!! 10, 10....

1 October 18, 2016 04:50:22 PM UTC
Iva Ivanova  

10 points

1 October 17, 2016 06:21:01 PM UTC
Ivan Ivanov  

10 points!

1 October 17, 2016 05:57:28 PM UTC
Valeri Kavalski  

Чудесна снимка, успех

1 October 17, 2016 09:14:49 AM UTC
Кристина Василева  

Beautiful picture, beautiful city, 10 points!

1 October 17, 2016 07:47:15 AM UTC
Iva Veleva  

10 points of course :) Good luck, Itze! Teteven is in all our hearts!

1 October 16, 2016 03:51:58 PM UTC
Vladimira Markova  

Прелест! 10!!! :)

1 October 12, 2016 07:32:51 PM UTC
Kancho Hyong  

Красота!

1 October 11, 2016 10:57:55 PM UTC
Tanya Filipova  

:) 10 10 10 10

1 October 11, 2016 06:57:03 PM UTC
Gergana Dimitrova  

10

1 October 11, 2016 05:48:23 PM UTC
Стоян Стоянов  

Nice picture!

1 October 11, 2016 06:12:11 AM UTC
Димана Дойчинова  

good job!

1 October 10, 2016 12:11:41 PM UTC
Pav KO  

Nice :)

1 October 9, 2016 03:47:12 PM UTC
Aleksandar Dragisevski  

10

1 October 8, 2016 05:03:06 PM UTC
Polq Dancheva  

Beautiful :))

1 October 8, 2016 04:12:04 PM UTC
Marian Aleksiev  

Amazing picture :)

1 October 8, 2016 10:58:57 AM UTC
Моника Константинова  

Beautiful nature!

1 October 8, 2016 08:55:22 AM UTC
Lili Nikolova  

Lovely picture of breathtaking nature. Congratulations!

1 October 7, 2016 06:58:17 AM UTC
Cecka-Denis Borisovi  

10

1 October 7, 2016 06:50:01 AM UTC
Vanya Nalbantova  

I love it ! :)

1 October 6, 2016 01:55:10 PM UTC
Irena Mitskovska  

A great picture! He has cought the autumn beauty of the mountain!

1 October 6, 2016 12:15:52 PM UTC
Yordanka Karaqneva-Nikolova  

10 :)

1 October 6, 2016 05:07:41 AM UTC
Красимир Кръстев  

Як Меж!

1 October 5, 2016 12:11:25 PM UTC
Agim Hoxha  

10 points

1 October 5, 2016 09:16:28 AM UTC
Sanja Stankov  

10

1 October 5, 2016 07:46:05 AM UTC
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