The pretty pedestrian walkway in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
Leaving behind Istanbul's interminable queues of traffic, we drove through vast areas of agricultural land, burgeoning with crops as far as the eye could see. On the Bulgarian side, the terrain was little changed, except now we drove by field after field of sunflowers. Gradually the land became hillier, as we crossed the foothills of the Rodolphe mountains and arrived at our first stop, Plovdiv.
This is a statue of Milo, a resident of Plovdiv, who liked to
listen to other people's conversations
The Dzumaya Mosque
I noticed this perpendicular sundial on the wall of the mosque.
The Turkish architect, Sinan, is credited with designing this type of sundial.
Hisar Kapiya, in Plovdiv Old Town; a gate in the ancient
wall of the fortress, possibly dating from the 2nd century AD
Walking past Balabanov House, Plovdiv's historic museum
The Bachkovo Monastery
The beautiful courtyard of the Bachkovo Monastery
The richly decorated walls of the monastery.