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  • Writer's pictureStefan Ivanov

The Ballerina – singing & dancing fountain in Strelcha

Updated: Aug 30

Dear friends of "Photo Moments", I present to you the beautiful singing and dancing fountain in the city of Strelcha, named "The Ballerina".


Singing fountain "The Ballerina" in the city of Strelcha
Singing fountain "The Ballerina" in the city of Strelcha

The fountain is a dissolved water lily with two rows of leaves - the outer ones are stationary and green in color, and the inner ones are transparent and dissolve.

Inside the fountain is the figure of a graceful ballerina girl, who, when the fountain is not working, is lowered low and out of sight.

When the fountain is activated, the ballerina slowly emerges through the opened transparent leaves of the water lily and begins her dance, accompanied by beautiful magical music.


Singing fountain "The Ballerina" in the city of Strelcha

Fragrant Strelcha roses bloom near the fountain, which give the attraction a fairy-tale atmosphere.

At night, the fountain is properly illuminated and turns summer evenings and walks into a romance that you must have to take.


How to get to the singing and dancing fountain "The Ballerina" in the city of Strelcha?

The fountain is located in the very center of the city between the city park and the buildings of the community center and the municipality, which are located opposite each other.



As a link to Google Maps, I give the point "Monument to Khan Asparukh", because the fountain is located directly opposite it, literally meters from the monument, and at this moment "The Ballerina" is not marked on the maps.


Singing fountain "The Ballerina" in the city of Strelcha

The fountain is extremely beautiful and was built way back in 1976.

The author and head of the team that implemented the idea is engineer Ivan Shestakov.


Singing fountain "The Ballerina" in the city of Strelcha

While preparing this post, I came across some old archive footage on the web - a short informative black and white film, probably made after the fountain was put into operation, and dedicated to the creation of this fascinating attraction.

Here's the text, spoken by a cute female voice, describing the black-and-white archive footage:


Amidst beautiful jets of water, a transparent lily dissolves to reveal the figure of a dancing girl moving to the beat of Tchaikovsky's music.

An original gift for the new square in the city of Strelcha.

It took the author a lot of ambition, many sleepless nights to turn the fantasy into reality.

Now the creative team headed by Eng. Ivan Shestakov continues to work on new ideas for modern plastic.


The film shows the unfolding of the transparent leaves of the water lily and the rise of the young ballerina who begins her dance - like some kind of magic.


The park and the monument of Khan Asparukh in the city of Strelcha
The park and the monument of Khan Asparukh in the city of Strelcha

An interesting fact that I discovered while watching this old film is that in front of the fountain, where today we find the park and monument of Khan Asparukh, not a single tree is still visible - apparently they were planted later.


I wish you an excellent walk around!


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