Welcome home

Venue: Thracian temple, Starosel

Camera & Lens specs: Sony alpha 37, 35 mm  f/5.0 / 1/60s / ISO 1600

Music: Eddie Vedder – Guaranteed (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtZ1TK1Sfpg)

This is a photo with an open story, which I myself can only guess. I took it shortly after sunset in mid-December 2015, on a hill off the village of Starosel in central Bulgaria which hosts the well-preserved ruins of an old Thracian temple from the 4th century BC. We were the last visitors of the temple and on the way back stumbled across this (probably not anymore) mobile house on the side of the hill, which might serve to the people making excavations in summer or is just someone’s temporary escape from the city life. No matter what the real story behind is, I was just struck by the harmony of this image – the complete serenity of this ancient place in late autumn in such a rural and very unnoticeable part of Bulgaria, together with the unexpected comfort and cosyness of this old truck that somebody turned into their home. If the hobbits would move to Bulgaria, that’s the first place I’d suggest for a new home!

38 thoughts on “Welcome home

  1. The old hippie in me can never see a traveling home with longing to be back in those days of freedom. Whether in Bulgaria or somewhere along Route 66 in America, my heart is still on the road seeing America and meeting people. This weathered bus looks as if it is from another time, softly muted in color and blending in with the country. Lovely.


  2. Hey Kirilson, Namaste 🙂

    I had to stop by after you kindly paid my Blog a visit and found something there that appealed. I am taken with your photography, your site has many delightful images to choose from. You have a compassionate eye that seems to subtly smooth and pacify the subject or object of your eye. Thank you, I’ve enjoyed viewing your work.

    The image posted – I adore the moments when we are confronted by an acceptable anomaly/mystery in the wilderness that is both magical and enchanting: but that belies a full understanding, being reliant upon supposition and fantasy. It feels to me that the vehicle and the environment are no separate elements at all, but are symbiotic and engaged in a romance: the vehicle sees so perfectly settled, comfortable and seamless to all around it: as if the vehicle fell in love with the view and just doesn’t ever want to leave – the image is very dreamy, I like it a lot, thank you.

    Your work seems very popular my friend, which should fill you with inspiration to get even better and blow our socks off with he next post 🙂

    Good to meet you Kirilson. Belated Happy New Year….best wishes in all ways for the forthcoming twelve months. Take care of one and all.

    Love and Peace. Namaste 🙂



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