0 Likes

Sts Constantine and Helena chapel, Mirkovo, Bulgaria
Bulgaria

The doors of this small, cozy chapel, built on top of the "Taushan tepe" hill near Mirkovo at the lap of the great Balkan mountain, are never locked. Although no priest is available except on special occasions, the chapel always welcomes readily the passing stranger. Its shiny, gold-plated dome can be seen from miles around.

Copyright: Nick Spirov
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10890x5445
Uploaded: 16/08/2010
Updated: 03/07/2014
Views:

...


Tags: chapel; church; christian; orthodox; icon; sacred; mirkovo; balkan; bulgaria; belfry
comments powered by Disqus

Nick Spirov
Sts Constantine and Helena chapel, Mirkovo, Bulgaria
Nick Spirov
Sts Constantine and Helena chapel, Mirkovo, Bulgaria
Nick Spirov
Elenska Basilica
David Georgiev
Байлово - Завръщането на кравите от пасището
David Georgiev
Село Байлово
David Georgiev
Село Байлово - зад старото Училище
David Georgiev
Село Байлово - до чешмата
David Georgiev
Село Байлово - старото Училище
David Georgiev
Зад къщата на Елин Пелин
David Georgiev
Къщата на Елин Пелин
David Georgiev
Байлово - Залез преди дъжд
David Georgiev
Село Байлово - Пред къщата на Елин Пелин
Adi Mera
Bucharest Union Square - Aerial 360°
Wilfredo Amaya
Monumento a los Colonizadores, Manizales / Caldas / Colombia
Kamil Kurowski
Carpenter at work
Bill Heller
Sunset Through Knapp's Arch
Grzegorz Rogala
Kościół pw. Wniebowzięcia Najświętszej Maryi Panny
Quick 360
Yog Foh
Vlastislav Tauterman
View to Brno from the highest building
Jacques TABERLET alias Fouderg
Chigéou
Quick 360
Opening Ceremony - Youth Olympic Games - Innsbruck 2012
Kostas Papamanos
SV4LD's Old Electronics Workshop
Milos Novakovic
Santorini Island - Magic Oia Sunset
Gary Davies
HMS Alliance, Royal Navy Submarine Museum, engine room
Nick Spirov
Nikola Vaptsarov square, Bansko, Bulgaria
Nick Spirov
The Eagle Eye at Yagodina, Bulgaria
Nick Spirov
Group 2 Dsc 6735 36 37 38 39 40 41adjust Dsc 6789 90 91 92 93 94 95adjust 9 Images Equi
Nick Spirov
Act Art - 3rd photography seminar with Nacho Kamenov
Nick Spirov
Group 4 Dsc 6721 2 3adjust Dsc 6745 6 7adjust 9 Images P
Nick Spirov
Camay Club in Sofia, Bulgaria - indoors 1
Nick Spirov
The Woderful Bridges from the Top (the Rhodopes mountain, Bulgaria)
Nick Spirov
Sts Constantine and Helena chapel, Mirkovo, Bulgaria
Nick Spirov
Group 4 Dsc 5648 49 50adjust Dsc 5675 6 7adjust 9 Images P2
Nick Spirov
Pizza Baci - Camay Club in Sofia, Bulgaria
Nick Spirov
Camay Club in Sofia, Bulgaria - by the pool 2
Nick Spirov
Pobiti Kamani phenomenon near Varna, Bulgaria
More About Europe

Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights. In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. Text by Steve Smith.