Buzludzha National Park in the beautiful Central Stara Planina, is situated right in the middle of Bulgaria at the heart of its rose growing area (one of the country’s main exports). Yet when one arrives at the Shipka Pass there awaits something quite unexpected. It is as if a huge flying saucer has chosen this spot in the Balkan Mountains for a leisurely pit stop and was then signposted, but abandoned by its owners.
Kuriositas would like to particularly thank the following Flickr photographers who kindly allowed us to use their photographs for this piece. Adam Lewis (Flickr Photostream, blog and his website design and development company, Best Served Cold), Nedko Ivanov and ERA SURA. Please visit their very interesting Photostreams and sites by clicking the links!
Finally, here are two amazing photographs taken recently by Valentin Rüst of Don't Complain Travel. Click on either of the pictures to go to Valentin's in depth report on how the Buzludzha Monument looks today.