:From time to time the sun managed to break through the clouds
: The trail has a gorgeous view to Rila to the south
: The snow covered peaks of Rila shone beautifully in the far distance
: The monastery. We here surprised to find a construction brigade there, engaged in beautifying the old church and the area. Pity, the place had its charm in the old dilapidated way it had preserved itself through the centuries - the church is from the XIV century. Now they are not restoring it, but turning it into a modern kitsch, from what we managed to glimpse.
: We climbed the nearby hill with the ruins of the old fortress that was erected there to protect the monastery.
: The cloudy sky added a lot of character and beauty to the scenery
: Vitosha to the west
: The recent rain down in the city was in the form of fresh snow on the high plateaus of Vitosha
: The highest peak of Plana - Manastirishte in the distance
: Always a delight for the eyes - St. Cyprian's Chapel