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I can’t make a Bulgarian set of photos without including Sofia - the capital.
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I can’t make a Bulgarian set of photos without including Sofia - the capital. Not because of its importance as such but because it is a favourite of mine. Though I was born in Veliko Tarnovo which is a university city, I studied and worked in Sofia. ✧ Sofia is in the west of the country, below Vitosha Mountain. Its landmarks reflect more than 2,000 years of history, including Greek, Roman and Ottoman presence. It is in fact one of the oldest cities in Europe. ✧ The Royal Palace (part of which is on the photo) was built in 1873. It was the residence of the ruling governor during the Ottoman occupation, with administrative offices and police headquarters on the lower floors. After liberation it became the seat of Bulgaria’s first post liberation monarch, Knyaz Alexander Battenberg and it was the first building to be refurbished in contemporary Viennese style. It is now home to the National Art Gallery and the Ethnographic Museum and this is the only way the palace can be visited. ✧ ✧ ✧ #royalpalace#palaces#tonesbox#afterdark#nightshot#worldtravelpic#suitcasetravels#travelworld_addiction#postcardplaces#mybestcityshots#citiesoftheworld#city_features#ig_city#oldcity#prettycity#topeuropephoto#ig_europa#besteuropephotos#divine_worldplaces#sofia#sofiacity#sofiabulgaria#capitalcity#visitbulgaria#explorebulgaria#ig_bulgaria#bulgariaofficial#bulgaria🇧🇬#AScotGarian_AroundtheWorld#AScotGariansJourney
17.02.2019 18:13:24
As a city which remembers its glorious past as one of Bulgaria's medieval capita
As a city which remembers its glorious past as one of Bulgaria's medieval capitals, Veliko Tarnovo has a collection of churches that have witnessed or played a part in many historic events. ✧ In the Middle Ages, Tarnovo was not only a political and administrative capital, but also a major religious centre. In and around it were dozens of churches and monasteries, where priests and monks of all ranks were busy with prayer, philosophy, and writing. ✧ St Dimitar Solunski, or Demetrius of Thessaloniki, is the smallest, but the most beautiful and the most important of these. It is also the oldest. Sitting on the bank of the Yantra River, it is where an event present in all Bulgarian history textbooks happened. Here, on the feast of St Dimitar in 1185, two Bulgarian aristocrats, brothers Asen and Petar, proclaimed a rebellion against the Byzantine emperor. At the time, Bulgaria had been under Byzantine rule for almost two centuries. The revolt succeeded and both Asen and Petar were crowned kings of Bulgaria in St Dimitar church. ✧ ✧ ✧ #tonesbox#afterdark#nightshot#nightscape#night_shooterz#churches#churchesofinstagram#bridgesofinstagram#oldbridge#worldtravelpic#suitcasetravels#travelworld_addiction#postcardplaces#mybestcityshots#citypicz#oldcity#prettycity#historiccity#topeuropephoto#ig_europa#besteuropephotos#lensbible#divine_worldplaces#velikotarnovo#visitbulgaria#explorebulgaria#bulgariaofficial#bulgaria🇧🇬#AScotGarian_AroundtheWorld#AScotGariansJourney
15.02.2019 17:54:28
Happy Valentine’s Day or Честит Трифон Зарезан, you lovely bunch!
Wondered what
Happy Valentine’s Day or Честит Трифон Зарезан, you lovely bunch! Wondered what to post and I just had to go with something warm and dreamy. ✧ I may be biased but to me Veliko Tarnovo is one of those cities which you are doomed to fall in love with, the moment you arrive. Built on three hills (Tsarevets, Trapezitsa, and Sveta Gora), its unique architecture, Old World charm and historical status are just a few of the reasons it is one of Bulgaria’s most beautiful cities. ✧ Tsarevets hosts the palaces of the Bulgarian emperors and the Patriarchate (the Patriarchal Cathedral) as well as a number of administrative and residential edifices surrounded by thick walls. ✧ Trapezitsa is known for its many churches and as the former main residence of the nobility. ✧ ✧ ✧ #sunset_love#sunsethunter#sunrise_sunset_worldwide#suitcasetravels#travelworld_addiction#postcardplaces#mybestcityshots#citypicz#city_features#guardiancities#seeyourcity#oldcity#prettycity#cityview#rooftopview#architecture_greatshots#topeuropephoto#ig_europa#besteuropephotos#lensbible#divine_worldplaces#villages#velikotarnovo#visitbulgaria#explorebulgaria#ig_bulgaria#bulgariaofficial#bulgaria🇧🇬#AScotGarian_AroundtheWorld#AScotGariansJourney
14.02.2019 19:01:20
Have you, guys, heard of Woody Allen’s quote
“If you want to make God laugh, tel
Have you, guys, heard of Woody Allen’s quote “If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.”? It seems I did entertain God these 2 weeks. Went to Bulgaria for a first time in a long time. Brought the camera, arranged a tripod and planned locations. All I needed was... NOT a flu 😅 At the end though, I got pampered. Caught up with family. Spent time with my friends. Kept in touch with my close ones in Scotland. I didn’t need a detox. Social media doesn’t really bother me but if it happens, it happens 🤷🏻‍♀️ ✧ The next couple of days will be dedicated to Bulgaria. Hope you don’t mind since yours truly is Bulgarian (secretly a Scot 🤫) after all 😉 ✧ As one of the oldest cities in Bulgaria, Veliko Tarnovo (my hometown, right there in the haze) is steeped in 5000 years of history. Located on the Yantra River, it is often referred to as the "City of the Tsars" as it was the capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire. ✧ ✧ ✧ #великотърново#sunset_love#sunsethunter#sunrise_sunset_worldwide#suitcasetravels#travelworld_addiction#postcardplaces#mybestcityshots#citypicz#city_features#guardiancities#seeyourcity#theprettycities#bestcitybreaks#villages#velikotarnovo#visitbulgaria#explorebulgaria#lovebulgaria#ig_bulgaria#bulgariaofficial#bulgaria🇧🇬#ig_balkan#easterneurope#besteuropephotos#euro_shot#europe_ig#discovereurope#AScotGarian_AroundtheWorld#AScotGariansJourney
13.02.2019 18:04:25
I am probably biased when it comes to chasing sunsets in Scotland but it truly f
I am probably biased when it comes to chasing sunsets in Scotland but it truly feels like there is no other place in the world where the sky looks like it has caught on fire almost every day. Combine that with a mighty mountain or a grand building and it is a sight to remember... ✧ ✧ ✧ #garnethill#sunset_love#suitcasetravels#travelworld_addiction#mybestcityshots#citypicz#city_features#guardiancities#seeyourcity#theprettycities#villages#postcardplaces#glasgowcity#glasgowlife#instaglasgow#ig_glasgow#ilovegla#peoplemakeglasgow#glasgow#scotlandisnow#scotlandlover#scotspirit#thisisscotland#explorescotland#lovescotland#ig_scotland#scotland_greatshots#visitscotland#AScotGarian_inScotland#AScotGariansJourney
31.01.2019 18:29:25
After 2 warm sunrise images of Glasgow I wanted something more urban and dark. T
After 2 warm sunrise images of Glasgow I wanted something more urban and dark. The last night before my trip to Bulgaria I ended up in Charing Cross. Had no intention of going for long exposures but the car lights looked like fireflies on the motorway and though the backdrop was not pretty (in the classic sense), I felt drawn to the whole scenery. ✧ ✧ ✧ #rawurbanshots#night_captures#nightlights#ig_nightphotography#nighttrail#slowshutter#mybestcityshots#killyourcity#nightshoot#nightcity#longexpo_scotland#longexpohunter#glasgowcity#glasgowlife#instaglasgow#ig_glasgow#ilovegla#peoplemakeglasgow#glasgow#scotlandisnow#scotlandlover#scotspirit#thisisscotland#explorescotland#lovescotland#ig_scotland#scotland_greatshots#visitscotland#AScotGarian_inScotland#AScotGariansJourney
30.01.2019 19:02:31
Two days ago I posted a photo of a Glasgow sunrise, the reaction to which blew m
Two days ago I posted a photo of a Glasgow sunrise, the reaction to which blew my mind. I had a shot planned for the next evening but I was almost anxious. How do I follow that act?! Well, I don’t. 🤷🏻‍♀️ That thinking can only set me up for a failure. So, without further ado... ✧ When I went to Queen’s Park I had a shot in mind. Actually I had it since October when I missed a sunset by what seemed like a minute 🙄 I was getting ready to pack up and go when that emblematic for the city “People Make Glasgow” sign caught my eyes. Had to go for it. ✧ ✧ ✧ #queensparkglasgow#suitcasetravels#travelworld_addiction#mybestcityshots#citypicz#city_features#guardiancities#seeyourcity#theprettycities#villages#postcardplaces#glasgowcity#glasgowlife#instaglasgow#ig_glasgow#ilovegla#peoplemakeglasgow#glasgow#scotlandisnow#scotlandlover#scotspirit#thisisscotland#explorescotland#lovescotland#ig_scotland#scotland_greatshots#visitscotland#AScotGarian_inScotland#AScotGariansJourney
27.01.2019 18:12:31
You know you’re a bit mental about your city and photography when you get up at
You know you’re a bit mental about your city and photography when you get up at 6:30 and walk 50 minutes to watch the sunrise in a park on the other side of Glasgow. Get in the car, you say... Well, I don’t have one. The pros of living in the city centre is having available transport to everywhere generally. Little did I know, when I relocated, how obsessed with travelling around Scotland I would get. A change is needed 🚘 ✧ ✧ ✧ #queensparkglasgow#suitcasetravels#travelworld_addiction#mybestcityshots#citypicz#city_features#guardiancities#seeyourcity#theprettycities#villages#postcardplaces#glasgowcity#glasgowlife#instaglasgow#ig_glasgow#ilovegla#peoplemakeglasgow#glasgow#scotlandisnow#scotlandlover#scotspirit#thisisscotland#explorescotland#lovescotland#ig_scotland#scotland_greatshots#visitscotland#AScotGarian_inScotland#AScotGariansJourney
24.01.2019 18:06:45
We’ve finally had some luck with snow but if you don’t really have the time to h
We’ve finally had some luck with snow but if you don’t really have the time to hit the mountains or the outdoors is not really your thing, Glasgow museums are a great alternative. ✧ 🦕🦖 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum has an interesting “guest” from this week until May 6th. At least for us (the nerds 🤓😄) it is. Dippy, the Natural History Museum's iconic Diplodocus cast, is going on a natural history adventure. As part of a road trip across the UK, Dippy is venturing out of London for the first time since 1905 and its host in Scotland will be Glasgow. 🦖🦕 ✧ ✧ ✧ #kelvingrove#kelvingrovemuseum#naturalhistoryadventure#dippyontour#museums#dinosaurs#puddlereflection#archilovers#architecturephotographer#prettybuildings#killyourcity#citykillerz#urbanphotographer#cityphotographer#prettycity#colourfulcity#ig_glasgow#glasgowlife#instaglasgow#peoplemakeglasgow#ilovegla#visitglasgow#glasgow#explorescotland#scotlandisnow#scotlandshots#igscotland#visitscotland#AScotGarian_inScotland#AScotGariansJourney
23.01.2019 18:15:42
Here’s yet another view (this time further southeast towards the Kilmannan reser
Here’s yet another view (this time further southeast towards the Kilmannan reservoir) from Kilpatrick Hills. Quite frankly I went on that walk without too many expectations yet it delivered. Maybe if I knew back then that it’s a whole range of hills, stretching from Dumbarton in the West to Strathblane in the East, while being a part of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park to the North, I wouldn’t have underestimated them that much. ✧ It’s a fairly easy walk but please, please pay attention to your shoes. You’d think this goes without saying but I saw so many people with trainers mid-winter, it’s ridiculous. Not to mention it has some seriously boggy patches. Felt like in a minefield at a certain point 😅 ✧ ✧ ✧ #kilpatrickhills#loch#trail#trailadventure#hillwalking#scottishhills#landscapephotographer#landscape_capture#earth_shots#mountainviews#natureonly#thegreatoutdoor#getoutsideandplay#wildernessphotography#wildernessnation#modernwild#explorescotland#visitscotland#thisisscotland#scotland_greatshots#scotlandshots#igscotland#scotland_insta#lovescotland#traveling_scotland#scotlandlover#somewhereinscotland#nikon_top#AScotGarian_inScotland#AScotGariansJourney
21.01.2019 18:22:36
Sat down to write a caption for this photo and realised I haven’t posted a Scott
Sat down to write a caption for this photo and realised I haven’t posted a Scottish one in ages. Almost felt like a celebration 😉🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 ✧ One of the many aspects of Scotland I love is that great balance between urban and nature. It literally takes half an hour to switch from the hustle of the city to the calmness (not when you’re walking with me though 🤷🏻‍♀️😅) of the wilderness. ✧ A couple of days ago a friend recommended Kilpatrick Hills. Although so close to Glasgow it felt like a remote location and an excellent viewpoint, with the mountains of the Highlands backing a view of Loch Lomond and its islands. Unfortunately it was too hazy for a good shot in that direction but Lily Loch and Burncrooks Reservoir were more than lovely. ✧ ✧ ✧ #kilpatrickhills#loch#trail#trailadventure#hillwalking#scottishhills#folkscenery#landscapephotographer#landscape_capture#earth_shots#viewsfordays#natureonly#thegreatoutdoor#getoutsideandplay#wildernessphotography#wildernessnation#modernwild#explorescotland#visitscotland#thisisscotland#scotland_greatshots#scotlandshots#igscotland#scotland_insta#lovescotland#traveling_scotland#scotlandlover#nikonphotos#AScotGarian_inScotland#AScotGariansJourney
20.01.2019 18:49:19
I’ve noticed through the years that when most people think of the grand palaces
I’ve noticed through the years that when most people think of the grand palaces and castles, they usually picture Versailles, Buckingham, maybe the Austrian Belvedere. But Europe, home to so many monarchies and former monarchies, has so many more to offer. ✧ The castles in Denmark were both larger and more magnificent than I ever imagined. And although I managed to visit just 2, the impression they left is beyond words. ✧ Frederiksborg Castle, built on 3 islets 😍, was awe-inspiring. Getting to see it was undoubtedly the highlight of my first Danish journey. ✧ ✧ ✧ #frederiksborgslot#frederiksborgcastle#hillerød#onedaytrip#daytrips#castles#castlephotography#castleview#castles_oftheworld#castlesoftheworld#castlesofinstagram#instacastle#ig_myshot#ig_great_shots#suitcasetravels#viaparadise#sharingcph#featuremevisitcopenhagen#wonderlustcopenhagen#visitcopenhagen#copenhagen#københavn#visitdenmark#ig_denmark#danmark#igscandinavia#bestofscandinavia#AScotGariansJourney_Denmark#AScotGarian_AroundTheWorld#ascotgariansjourney
15.01.2019 18:11:08
As a castle lover seeing Frederiksborg had a huge impact on me. Often called the
As a castle lover seeing Frederiksborg had a huge impact on me. Often called the “Nordic Versailles”, it truly has a fairy tale look - all red brick, towering spires and gables. ✧ Unfortunately in 1859 a fire broke out in a damaged chimney and spread rapidly through most of the castle. The interior was largely destroyed, but the building was considered so important as a part of the Danish cultural heritage, that public subscription campaigns and affluent donors quickly raised the funds to begin restoration. 👉🏻 A particularly enthusiastic supporter of the project was J.C. Jacobsen, a founder of the Carlsberg Brewery. ✧ The Chapel Wing was spared when Frederiksborg burnt down. It still reflects the magnificence of the original castle. It is here where the absolute monarchs were anointed. ✧ ✧ ✧ #frederiksborg#frederiksborgcastle#frederiksborgslot#chapel#royaldecor#artpainting#artworld#renaissanceart#castles#castles_oftheworld#castlesoftheworld#castlesofinstagram#instacastle#suitcasetravels#viaparadise#ig_shotz_travel#traveltodenmark#hillerød#greatercopenhagen#visitcopenhagen#copenhagen#delditkbh#københavn#visitdenmark#ig_denmark#igscandinavia#thebestofscandinavia#AScotGariansJourney_Denmark#AScotGarian_AroundTheWorld#ascotgariansjourney
14.01.2019 18:46:07
If you fancy a relaxed day away from Copenhagen, try Hillerød. It takes about 45
If you fancy a relaxed day away from Copenhagen, try Hillerød. It takes about 45 minutes to reach this serene town by train. But what awaits you there is worth ten times this travel time - the magnificent Frederiksborg Castle (not on the photo 😉). Day trips tend to be underestimated however I have often found them to be the highlight for me. I can’t recommend this one enough! ✧ ✧ ✧ #hillerod#hillerød#greatercopenhagen#townsquare#windmill#onedaytrip#daytrips#trainride#longexposhots#longexpo_addiction#longexpoelite#ig_myshot#ig_great_shots#tonesbox#afterdark#nightshot#nightscape#night_shooterz#worldtravelpic#visitcopenhagen#copenhagen#københavn#visitdenmark#ig_denmark#danmark#igscandinavia#bestofscandinavia#AScotGariansJourney_Denmark#AScotGarian_AroundTheWorld#ascotgariansjourney
13.01.2019 18:06:19
“The idea of Disneyland is a simple one. It will be a place for people to find h
“The idea of Disneyland is a simple one. It will be a place for people to find happiness and knowledge. It will be a place for parents and children to share pleasant times in one another’s company; a place for teachers and pupils to discover greater ways of understanding and education. Here the older generation can recapture the nostalgia of days gone by, and the younger generation can savor the challenge of the future.” ~ Walt Disney ✧ Walt Disney has visited Tivoli many times, finding inspiration for his own theme park here. His words, though illustrating the idea behind Disney World, are the perfect description of this Copenhagen landmark as well. ✧ Some facts: 👉🏻 Tivoli has about 4 million visitors per year. 👉🏻 Tivoli's wooden roller coaster dates from 1914 and is one of the oldest wooden roller coasters still operating in the world. 👉🏻 There are around 850 trees in Tivoli. 👉🏻 Tivoli buys green electricity - around 10 million kWh per year. 👉🏻 During Halloween there are 11,000 pumpkins and 6,000 decorative pumpkins in Tivoli. 👉🏻 During Christmas there are around 1,000 Christmas trees and 3.5km of fir garlands in Tivoli. ✧ ✧ ✧ #tivoligardens#amusementparks#rollercoasters#carousel#longexpo#magical_shots#nightlights#nightshot#ig_colors#ig_myshot#ig_great_shots#ig_europa#hyggelife#featuremevisitcopenhagen#cphpicks#wonderfulcopenhagen#sharingcph#copenhagenbible#visitcopenhagen#copenhagen#delditkbh#københavn#visitdenmark#ig_denmark#danmark#igscandinavia#bestofscandinavia#AScotGariansJourney_Denmark#AScotGarian_AroundTheWorld#AScotGariansJourney
11.01.2019 18:18:17
Christmas may be over but I couldn’t miss out on showing you a few captures of a
Christmas may be over but I couldn’t miss out on showing you a few captures of a Copenhagen landmark so magical that for the time you’re exploring it, it makes you question your reality - @Tivolicph Tivoli was more than a fairground for me. It was a cultural wonderland right at the heart of the capital. Whether you’re 5 or 105, whether you’re in for the thrill rides (personally tried one 🙋🏻‍♀️; the bravest moment of my life 🤢😅) or for the traditional Danish experience, you are in for a treat. ✧ Tivoli Gardens is an amusement park and pleasure garden. The park opened on 15 August 1843 and is the second-oldest operating one in the world, after Dyrehavsbakken... also in Denmark 🇩🇰 ✧ ✧ ✧ #tivolicph#tivoligardens#amusementparks#fairground#prettyplaces#longexposhots#longexpoelite#nightlights#magicalnight#nightshooterz#suitcasetravels#viaparadise#femaletravelblogger#worldbestshot#copenhagenbible#featuremevisitcopenhagen#cphpicks#wonderlustcopenhagen#sharingcph#visitcopenhagen#copenhagen#delditkbh#københavn#visitdenmark#ig_denmark#igscandinavia#thebestofscandinavia#AScotGariansJourney_Denmark#AScotGarian_AroundTheWorld#AScotGariansJourney
10.01.2019 18:13:30
Among the main attractions of Rosenborg Castle is the Knights’ Hall with the cor
Among the main attractions of Rosenborg Castle is the Knights’ Hall with the coronation thrones and three life-size silver lions standing guard. ✧ In addition to the spectacular interior, which literally invites you to take a journey back in time, you could also marvel at the Crown Jewels and Royal Regalia. ✧ The crowns of the Danish kings and queens are kept in special vaults and are embellished with table-cut stones, enamel and gold ornamentation. The crown jewels primarily consist of four garnitures: a diamond set, a ruby set, a pearl set, and an emerald set – the emeralds being among the world’s finest. ✧ ✧ ✧ #rosenborgcastle#rosenborgslot#royaldecor#thronechairs#crownjewels#royalcrown#castlephotography#europeancastles#castles_oftheworld#castlesoftheworld#castlesofinstagram#instacastle#suitcasetravels#viaparadise#ig_shotz_travel#traveltodenmark#cphpicks#wonderlustcopenhagen#sharingcph#visitcopenhagen#copenhagen#delditkbh#københavn#visitdenmark#ig_denmark#igscandinavia#thebestofscandinavia#AScotGariansJourney_Denmark#AScotGarian_AroundTheWorld#AScotGariansJourney
09.01.2019 17:32:58
As you all know I am a hopeless castle addict. I love period furniture, grand ar
As you all know I am a hopeless castle addict. I love period furniture, grand architecture and old ghost stories. Whenever I travel to a destination rich in royal history, I always check if there are any open to the public. Out of all the countries I’ve visited, I think Denmark surprised me the most with its opulence. I like taking my time when sightseeing so I included only 2 castles while planning - one in Copenhagen and one in Hillerød. Tonight we start with Rosenborg. ✧ A royal hermitage set in the King’s Garden in the heart of Copenhagen, Rosenborg Castle features 400 years of splendour and royal art treasures. It was originally built as a country summerhouse in 1606 and is an example of King Christian IV's many architectural projects. This renaissance castle has been expanded several times, finally evolving into its present condition by the year 1624. ✧ ✧ ✧ #rosenborgcastle#rosenborgslot#castles#castlephotography#castleview#europeancastles#castles_oftheworld#castlesoftheworld#castlesofinstagram#instacastle#suitcasetravels#viaparadise#worldbestshot#copenhagenbible#traveltodenmark#featuremevisitcopenhagen#cphpicks#wonderlustcopenhagen#sharingcph#visitcopenhagen#copenhagen#delditkbh#københavn#visitdenmark#ig_denmark#igscandinavia#thebestofscandinavia#AScotGariansJourney_Denmark#AScotGarian_AroundTheWorld#AScotGariansJourney
08.01.2019 18:48:46
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