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  • Writer's pictureStefan Ivanov

Fairytale forest park in Rakovsky tells "Grandfather's glove"

Updated: Oct 2, 2023

Grandfather left for Zlatitsa,

and lost his glove.


Park "Fairytale Forest" in the city of Rakovsky: the fairy tale "Grandfather's Glove"

There she played in the field

little mouse Grizana,

the glove it saw

and it warmed up inside.


Парк "Приказната гора" в град Раковски: приказка "Дядовата ръкавичка"

There it goes, wet and scared

runs Zayo from the forest.

It stops him on the dusty road

the grandfather glove.


- Who snuggles up in the heat there? –

asks Long-eared Rabbit…

- I am a tiny Grizana.

Who are you, so I'm afraid?

– I am Zayo Srednogorski,

I hide from choral words -

said Rabbit timidly

and asked cautiously:

- In this warm glove

peace will it find

my timid soul?

- Come in, I'm bored alone! –

Grizana said melodiously.


Lisa is coming a little later.

(What is it without her?)

He stood up in the middle of the road

and sneers slyly.


– Who is in that glove? –

asks the cunning maid.

– A tiny Grizana mouse

here he rests in warmth,

Zayo Bayo Srednogorski,

hidden from bad people's words.

Well, your grace, who is it?

and why bother us!

- I am the golden fox

and I want to be warm

in your wonder glove.

- Enter, though we are many,

but you are our relative!


The Wolf left the forest

on work to the villages.


Парк "Приказната гора" в град Раковски: приказка "Дядовата ръкавичка"

He stops on the dusty road -

hungry and scary.


The glove he looks,

leans down to sniff it

but he feels her sewing

and he then asks:

- Whose scared soul

hide in that glove?

- Here he rests in the warmth

tiny Grizana mouse,

Zayo Bayo Srednogorski,

hidden from bad people's words,

the golden fox.

Well, your grace, who is it?

and why bother us?

- I am a Wolf from the Balkans,

I wish to be your guest...

- Enter, though we are many,

but you are our relative!


Парк "Приказната гора" в град Раковски: приказка "Дядовата ръкавичка"

After a while, everyone realizes

whole earth shaken –

comes shaggy Metzana (the Bear),

he peered into the glove

and bravely called out:

- Whose scared soul

hide in that glove?

- Here he rests in the warmth

tiny Grizana mouse,

Zayo Bayo Srednogorski,

hidden from bad people's words,

the golden fox,

Kumcho Valcho from the Balkans,

guest at our invitation.

Well, your grace, who is it?

and why bother us?

– I am shaggy Metzana,

I wish to be your guest.

- Enter, though we are many,

but you are our relative!


Парк "Приказната гора" в град Раковски: приказка "Дядовата ръкавичка"

They gathered in comradeship,

positioned themselves royally

in the drum glove

and they opened a word...


Парк "Приказната гора" в град Раковски: приказка "Дядовата ръкавичка"

Soon grandfather from Zlatitsa

went back to look

his warm glove.

Besides, if he doesn't find it,

grandma will yell at him...

And walking and coughing,

in the middle of the road he stops

and his soul subsides,

his heart trembles —

looks, looks and does not believe:

his glove sews

mouse head is submitted

and a fox tail,

and a piece of earring,

a piece of bear coat,

someone's sharp teeth are shining…

- What are you thinking, man! –

grandfather said to himself

and roll up his sleeves

and struck with the club,

and repeat and repeat…


He met him at home in the evening

his old grandmother:

grandfather hunting with the car drives

and smiled even from ear to ear,

he smokes the pipe...


The fabulous photo moments were captured in the "Fairy Tale Forest" park in the town of Rakovski.


Links to the rest of the Fairytale Forest tales:



How do you get to the city of Rakovski?

Rakovski is a city in southern Bulgaria, Plovdiv district, the administrative center of Rakovski municipality.



It is named after the prominent Bulgarian national revolutionary Georgi Stoykov Rakovski, known as Georgi Sava Rakovski.



The city was created in 1966 by the merger of three villages - General Nikolaevo, Sekirovo and Parcevich, in the past called Kalachlii, Baltaja and Alifakakh respectively.

The villages are inhabited by the descendants of Paulicians who converted to Catholicism in the 17th - 19th centuries.


Catholic Cathedral "Sacred Heart of Jesus" in the city of Rakovsky
Catholic Cathedral "Sacred Heart of Jesus" in the city of Rakovsky

Rakovski stands at:

  • 161 kilometers (about 1 hour and 47 minutes by car) from the capital

  • 29 kilometers (about 38 minutes by car) from the city of Plovdiv

  • 345 kilometers (about 3 hours and 55 minutes by car) from the city of Varna

  • 229 kilometers (about 2 hours and 07 minutes by car) from the city of Burgas



How do you get to the "Fairytale Forest" park in the city of Rakovski?

You will also find "Fairytale Forest" park near "G.S. Rakovski" street between "Sekirovo" and "General Nikolaevo" districts.


Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski
Park "Fairy Tale Forest" in the city of Rakovski

Nearby is the "G.S. Rakovski" stadium, which is a great landmark.



What can be seen nearby?

Adjacent to the "Fairytale Forest" park is the Adapted Children's Playground.


Adapted playground in the town of Rakovski
Adapted playground in the town of Rakovski

16 kilometers east of the town of Rakovski (about 17 minutes by car) is the town of Brezovo.


In Brezovo, on a weekday, stop by the municipality to see the exhibition dedicated to Beethoven's best portraitist - Mincho Katsarov.


Mincho Katsarov – the best portrait painter of Beethoven
Mincho Katsarov – the best portrait painter of Beethoven

Another great Bulgarian artist - Zlatyo Boyadzhiev - is from Brezovo. His house in the town of Brezovo is open for visits and anyone can see it.


Birthplace of Zlatyo Boyadzhiev in the town of Brezovo
Birthplace of Zlatyo Boyadzhiev

27 kilometers northeast of the town of Rakovski (about 29 minutes by car) you will find the village of Babek. "Babek" dam is located nearby, near which you can take a wonderful walk.


"Babek" Dam in the skirts of Sarnena Sredna Gora
"Babek" Dam in the skirts of Sarnena Sredna Gora

Just 10 kilometers north of the village of Babek (about 16 minutes by car) you will find the Svezhen Architectural and Historical Reserve.


In the village of Svezhen, you can visit the church "Holy Apostles Peter and Paul".


Church "Holy equal apostles Peter and Paul" in the village of Svezhen
Church "Holy equal apostles Peter and Paul" in the village of Svezhen

You can visit the ruins of the old church "St. George", near which the foundations have been discovered - the remains of cells plastered with mud plaster on the walls, which are supposed to have been inhabited by the scribes-calligraphers of the Adjarian literary school.


The ruins of the old church "St. George" in the village of Svezhen
The ruins of the old church "St. George" in the village of Svezhen

And as a finale, my dear friends,

you shouldn't miss a look

the special album with photo moments –

discovered, experienced, captured and shared with you!



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