Tells you what we are about to see.
There seemed to be a lot of stray dogs around the area. You can see in the distance the monument we walked to. Wasn't close. But, much closer than the mountain we hiked up.
Can you imagine having to carve this out?? I know you can't tell by the pictures but these things were huge!
Seems like it'd be an engineering nightmare to me. Look at all the different cuts.
I know you can not tell the scale here, but trust me, it's enormous. And these mosaics, all little tiles. Beautiful work.
The view of the city of Shumen from up here. Beautiful, isn't it? Can't wait to get back there to see my two treasures that come from this great city.
And the choice we had to make was a no brainer. There are actually steps that lead all the way down to the city, right near their orphanage. Umm, no thank you. After hiking the day before, this was a clear choice. Even the kids were shaking there heads yes...which of course means NO in Bulgarian. Bulgaria & Turkey are the only two countries in the world that have reverse head nods. It would take hours to step on down to the city. Though on a fall day, I do believe a hike up there would be nice.