Monthly Archives: July 2009

Small Stream near Stoilovo in Strandja

A few summer leaves have fallen early into the Razdol stream near Stoilovo, Strandja’s oldest village.

A near perfect second generation Spotted Fritillary (Melitaea didyama) in a dry meadow in Strandja.

Spotted Fritillary in Strandja

A near perfect second generation Spotted Fritillary (Melitaea didyama) in a dry meadow in Strandja. [more_strandja_butterflies]

Typical Strandja style house with stone on ground floor and wood used as building material on the first floor.

Strandja style house

Typical Strandja style house with stone on ground floor and wood used as building material on the first floor. Houses with this type of architecture are scattered throughout the Strandja mountains. [more_strandja_culture]

An old donkey cart rests in the shade of a tree. In the background is a mountain ridge.

Donkey cart in Strandja

An old donkey cart in the shade of a tree in the Strandja mountains. [more_strandja_culture]

River Flowing Through a Living Museum

The Marina river flows through a living museum. In these woods plants that grew before the last ice-age still survive. This type of relict forest is found nowhere else in the world.