Still I rise.. •☀️🍀💫 #tb#summer#travel#history#historicalarchitecture#bulgaria#perperikon - (Hyperperakion or Perperakion) is the largest megalithic sanctuary in the Balkans located in the Eastern Rhodope range, south of the Gorna Krepost village /which means high castle/ some 15 kilometers north-east of town of Kurjali town. The archaeological complex of Perperikon contains a large megalithic-Thracian sanctuary, a sacred city and medieval fortress. The site of Perperikon is situated on a rocky peak around 420 m above sea level. According to archaeological evidence, human activity in the area dates back to 5000 B.C since this fertile sheltered place had attracted settlers in very ancient times. Today, dozens of sites clustered around the natural hub of Perperikon Sanctuary reveal layer upon layer of archaeological remains. Legend has it that in the remote past, the peak was called ‘the rock home of the Sun God.’ Ancient historians claim that “somewhere here, high in the mountains stood the shrine of the Thracian God Dionysus—the site where two major prophecies were made that were to leave a mark on world history.” In April of 334 BC, just before he invaded the Persian Empire, Alexander the Great visited the temple of Dionysus and the oracle prophesied that he would conquer the whole world. The Thracians looked upon the majestic massive rock as a sacred place at which they worshiped the sun. Just a little further downstream, the Perpereshka River flows into the artificial lake of Stouden Kladenets on the Arda River. Where the two bodies of water meet, is the village of Kaloyantsi, a scenic place with some tourist facilities.
Orpheus, one of the best loved ancient heroes, was born in Thrace. The ancient Greeks believed that he was the son of the river god Oeagrus and Calliope, the Muse of epic poetry. A magnificent poet and singer, Orpheus rivaled even the god of poetry and music Apollo. His heavenly voice cast a spell on everything, animate and inanimate, and having joined the Argonauts on their quest for the Golden Fleece, he helped them escape the Sirens by singing so sweetly that he drowned out their perilous song. ....
This picture of the Chancognie House was taken in February 1966, five years after the house was purchased by @historiccharlestonfoundation as part of its Ansonborough Rehabilitation Project and sold to the O'Hear family. As you can see from, the house to the west and the house across the street, the corner of which is on the right hand side of the photo have not yet been restored at this point. #theaccidentalpreservationist#chancogniehouse
In front of my TORTUS home in the heart of Copenhagen. Downstairs is my store. House dates back to 1734. Upstairs is my teaching studio (And that’s one of my bikes out front). In the courtyard you’ll find my private studio where I produce my work and many of the videos you see on Instagram. Building this setup has taken 6 years. Please pay us a visit when you are in Copenhagen and we’ll show you around✌🏾