There is a place in the middle of Bulgaria, which for years has been and is becoming more and more my second home. It’s a village near one of the most beautiful towns of Bulgaria – Veliko Turnovo. Around the village there are numerous magnificent places of natural beauty and views. One of my favourite things are the little dirt roads in the forest, covered in greenery creating green tunnels. The light of the sun often throws beautiful long patterns of light and shadows onto these paths. One day I decided to film this enchanting beauty at its greenest and when the birds were still singing their spring songs quite intensely. Perfect timing… Here is the result: https://youtu.be/mA5THpy0zsg
Krushuna waterfalls in Bulgaria is magnificent gorge, carved into the limestone rocks, where a small river creates a number cascades and waterfalls with incredible beauty. Embraced by lush vegetation, the constant stream of water springs out of a cave and carves a variety of stone formations and basins. The rich in limestone water in those basins has a specific turquoise color. Unfortunately, a few years ago one of the big rock surrounding the gorge broke and fell and since then a big part of the cascades are no longer accessible or are gone. Two of my videos of some of the remaining waterfalls and cascades can be found here: https://youtu.be/4himVgExTDM and here: https://youtu.be/ixr0Plq0T2M.
The island of Thassos, Greece
The island of Thassos is the furthermost northern island of Greece. It is no coincidence that Greeks call it The Green Pearl as most of it is covered by old and natural pine forests. The mountains of the island rise to more than 1200m above the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea. This natural beauty has changed hands many times through history and has accumulated a rich historical and cultural heritage.
Ancient olive trees.
A small orthodox chapel on a cliff in an isolated location.
The Archangel Michael Monastery on the steep cliffs in the distance.
Scala Potamia village and Golden Beach in the distance.
The highest mountain peaks are within the borders of one of the two natural parks on the island.
The crystal clear waters of Paradise Beach are rich in different types of fish.
This rock lagoon is a natural formation and is called Giola by the locals.
Welsh fairy tale
In the summer of 2010 I visited a number of alternative building projects in Wales. Built out of simple natural materials and covered with green roofs, these houses blend into the lush landscape. The beauty and tranquility of the Welsh countryside, along with the hobbit-like buildings, created an enchanting atmosphere and made me believe that is possible to live in a fairy tale, even in our modern world.
The bay of New Quay.
One of the many amazing buildings made out of natural materials at the Cae Mabon Eco Retreat Centre in the North of Wales.
Llyn Padarn lake in the foothills of Snowdonia National Park.