One of the ugliest human-made follies in Bulgaria and possibly in southeastern Europe, a monument meant to bolster "national consciousness" and make Bulgarians proud of their history, was made in 1981, ahead of a major Communist Party congress. Few took it seriously and it was unflatteringly dubbed "The Fallen Messerschmitt," indicating its visual similarities with the German fighter aircraft that had gained notoriety during the Second World War for its exceptionally threatening looks.
Just a few years later it was already beginning to crumble, but so did Communism and no one paid attention – or cash, to upkeep it.
At the moment it is still in situ, falling apart and causing real danger to passers-by, although there are plans to dismantle the most hazardous parts of its top.
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Mattias Creffier, first secretary at the Belgian Embassy in Sofia, recognised easily Kaliakra Cape as the right answer to Vagabond No. 69 Where In Bulgaria Are You? quiz. "I've been there, and I wouldn't mind going back," Creffier said and now he has the opportunity to do it again, as he won a weekend for two at Villa Kibela guesthouse in Krapets, a few kilometres away of Kaliakra.
70 years ago, on 10 March 1943, Bulgaria's pro-Nazi government decided to defy Berlin and halt the deportation of Bulgaria's 50.000 Jews. This was down to the actions of one man - Dimitar Peshev. Just two years later he faced Communist justice and found himself on trial for his life. His niece Kaluda Kiradjieva remembers