Reflections of Smolyan
The statue of Orpheus, leading his wife from Hades.
We visited the Regional History Museum which houses a fascinating collection of artifacts dating from the early Plealithic and Eneolithic periods, up to the present day.
National costumes of the area, shown in an interesting way
on one of the walls of the museum
This costume reminded me of a yeti!
We had fun exploring Ali Bey's house
Everything here is decorated with beans, and made by the children in the local school
We were each invited to stick a bean to a wall mural.
There were nearly 9,000 beans in the mural and it wasn't yet finished.
The mural shows the village, with the river running by.
The beautiful limestone formations in the Uhluvitsa cave
The interior had beautiful wooden fixtures and fittings
Outside the house we found this delightful old gardener,
cutting the grass with a scythe
I think he found us very entertaining too!
We just had to photograph this ancient bridge in Mogilitsa
This was just the first of many courses brought to us throughout the meal
We were also serenaded by a traditional bagpipe player while we ate.