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Guarding the mountain pass by BricksandStones Guarding the mountain pass by BricksandStones
This is the medieval orthodox church of Asenova krepost in Southern Bulgaria. The church was part of a larger fortress (Asen's Fortress) guarding one of the major mountain valleys leading into Bulgaria. Its architecture is unique as it is one of the few early medieval orthodox churches featuring an attached bell tower. Such towers are usually regarded a ‘western’ characteristic rare in the orthodox world, but in this case it was necessary to rise an alarm when invaders approaching the pass were spotted. Sound of bells would have been heard miles away along the mountain valley and alarm the inhabitants of the nearby city.
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sezenkvst Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Asenova Krepost is my favourite one. I love it. It is a good work of you. :)
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BricksandStones Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
I am glad I have a photo of a place that you like - thank you very much for taking your time to comment - I also enjoyed my visit there very much - not only the church but also the whole landscape there is very impressive, it must have looked spectacular when the rest of the fortress was still standing - if only it was still preserved... Thank you once again and sorry for taking so long to reply!
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sezenkvst Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I also thank you for such a reply because I like the long ones!
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DragonStrider Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Legend has it a priest once saw a ghost wedding there. And that you can still see it today under some circumstances.
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BricksandStones Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
That is an interesting story, thanks for sharing it!
PS. I have noticed that you are fascinated by Nazism and you are a member of some neo-nazi groups. Becouse of this I would like to ask you not to comment or fav any of my works in the future. Thanks!
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DragonStrider Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pardon me but you have no idea of my political preferences,and you have no place to judge by some pictures on the internet. I am offended.
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BricksandStones Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
I am very sorry if I have offended you, it was not my intention. There are some neo-nazis on DA and, unfortunately they have commented on my works a number of times in the past even thou I do not want to have anything to do with them. Also, I do not want to guess your political preferences, I merely stated the fact that you are a member of pro-nazi groups. When you publically join such groups, you make a statement which can be judged by others. If writing that you are a member of Neo-Nazi groups offends you, perhaps you can just stop being a member?
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DragonStrider Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My good man.Things are beyond black and white in this world. And I wont go showing you that.I would read any group information before I go making judgements.Are you Jewish?I know you are Polish so that gives some idea as to why the predjudice.
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BricksandStones Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Ok, let us not argue any further, for me when it comes to Nazism or totalitarian Communism things are black and white. I see now that these groups do not officially support Hitler but as the group desribcion says 'many of our members do'. To be honest for me that is a sufficient reason not to join these groups as I would not like to be in the same group with Nazis, racists etc. but I see that you have a different opinion. I am not Jewish and yes, Poland has suffered much at the hands of both Nazi and Communist regimes.
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Hotaru-Tomoe78 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
So beautiful it seems to come put form a fairy tale.
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