Remember when I posted a list of some of my favorite book covers (if you don't, go see it here)? And remember that really gorgeous book cover of the wonderful novel Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater? Well, since then, she has written a lovely sequel, Linger, and has also just posted the cover of Forever, the third and final installment of the series. Yes, you guessed it: the cover design is by Christopher Stengel :) I can't wait for this book come out!
Belogradchik has been on my list of places to visit for a long long time, but somehow I was never able to go. This summer, however, I finally got the chance to go and it was a wonderful trip. I had a great time and the place is beautiful. The cave Magurata is close to the town, and so are the famous Belogradchik rocks, which are quite breathtaking!
I realize that I've been posting photos of the places I've visited a little out of order, but I didn't originally plan on uploading photos from Belogradchik. It's just that I was going through them today and realized that some of the photos are pretty nice, so I thought "no one cares about order, right?" :)
A couple of weeks ago I happened to be in the seaside town of Balchik, enjoying a beautiful Saturday. I was very happy to be able to visit the town's landmark - the Balchik Palace and Botanical Garden, which was absolutely gorgeous. The complex consists of a Revival style central palace with a tower and a bunch of villas scattered around, all nestled in a lush park with bridges, romantic paths, colorful flower beds and a fragrant rose garden. The stone alcoves and wrought iron gates create a fairy-tale feel and make you wish you were wearing a ball gown. The sea view from the palace complex is simply breathtaking. All through my walk, I kept thinking how this would be an amazing location for a wedding and wishing that I could photograph one there. It's got everything - beautiful garden, lovely old buildings, romantic stone arches, a small stream with a bridge going over it, the sea just beyond the gates...you name it, it's there! So while I'm waiting for someone to invite me to photograph their wedding there, check out some of my photos of the place and the flowers there.
I just realized that this year I have dipped my feet in three seas - the Aegean, the Mediterranean, and the Black Sea! Yey me! Last year I didn't even manage to have a proper beach vacation, so this year I was desperate for the seaside. That's why I wanted to brag a little and post the image of the three seas before I post anything else from the stack of stuff I have waiting to be blogged about:
I really enjoy wrapping gifts, so I'm posting a few photos of a gift I wrapped in this really cool colorful paper that I had lying around...the lucky recipient was my cousin Tsveti. I just hope that she enjoys the gift inside :)
On a side note, I would like to say that I do realize that my posts have been on the short & sweet side lately. I wish I could say I was sorry, but I'm not, as I've been quite happily distracted, and if there is one lesson I've learned, it is that a people should enjoy being happy when they can and should live in the moment. However, I promise that there's some interesting stuff on my laptop waiting to be blogged about. So there will be cool stuff coming to this blog in the next few weeks (yey!)
Oh, and before I forget, if you would like to make me a present (even if it's not wrapped like the one below), you could become my follower by going to the bottom right of this page, clicking the "follow" button and logging in with your google/gmail account :)Yes, it's that easy!