If you have lived long enough in Bulgaria, you have probably noticed that whenever there is an odd rock formation it turns out out to be either a Thracian sanctuary or the subject of a sinister legend - usually involving Bulgarians maids jumping off a cliff to avoid captivity by bloodthirsty Turks.
The rocks in this picture are not an exception.
In the middle ages, there was a fortress close by. Today they rise by a sleepy village which you cannot miss if you are heading for a visit to Bulgaria's biggest and most famous monastery. Yet, according to a local legend they are an ill-fated wedding party turned to stone.
Why would a wedding party turn to stone, and how it happened, you will learn in the next issue of this journal. But the question now is...
Where in Bulgaria are you?