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  • Writer's pictureStefan Ivanov

Zheravna

Updated: Feb 13, 2023

Sali Yashar really was a sage, he had seen many things, he had experienced many things, but one thing was clear to him: this world is full of sorrows and misfortunes, but there is still something good that stands above everything else - the love between the people.


The village of Zheravna

The famous carts master is totally right! The love between the people is above everything else!


The village of Zheravna

And you, if you are tired of the autumn weekdays and are already dreaming of a romantic walk through some authentic, quiet and preserved, pretty village, grab your partner and go for a walk around the village of Zheravna.


The village of Zheravna

The village of Žѐravna is a world architectural monument.


The village of Zheravna

Nearly two hundred houses with the status of cultural monuments have been preserved, each of which is 150 to 300 years old.


The village of Zheravna

Bulgaria! What a deep and new meaning this word has. How the soul trembles and aches, how every letter binds deeply in it, every letter reveals a living, painful wound.


The village of Zheravna

Zheravna is a village in southeastern Bulgaria, located in the middle part of the Eastern Stara Planina. It is located in Kotel municipality, Sliven district.


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I am always inclined to trust people, to see and seek in them above all else the good.


The village of Zheravna

A walk around the village and the suburbs is an incredible delight for the senses!


The village of Zheravna

You will definitely feel rested and relaxed!


The village of Zheravna

It is quiet and peaceful all around!


The village of Zheravna

Autumn has already come and the trees have started to change the green robes with new ones - from colored to more colorful.


The village of Zheravna

Autumn flowers peek among the cobbled paths and stone walls and delight you with colorful colors.


The village of Zheravna

This is that special and so special moment - at the end of the hot, tired summer and the beginning of the colorful and rich autumn!


The village of Zheravna

The grapes ripen on the vines...


The village of Zheravna

Apples blush merrily...


The village of Zheravna

Blackberries turn black over the walls...


The village of Zheravna

Quinces hang on the branches...


The village of Zheravna

The old cat has found a shade for a nap...


The village of Zheravna

Clear water for thirsty throats flows from the old fountain...


The village of Zheravna

The colors of autumn flowers illuminate the flower beds of old houses...


And as you probably understand from the wonderful quotes above, selected from Yovkov's favorite stories, Zheravna is the birthplace of this great classic of Bulgarian literature. November will mark the 140th anniversary of the birth of the beloved Yordan Yovkov.


Let every Bulgarian house have a Bulgarian book - a good book, whatever it is, by anyone. It can be one thing, but it can also become a shrine. For in its pages, in its letters and lines, drawn like black furrows, a living grain is thrown; the beneficent sprout of the very love of the book, of the language, is buried. I'm not talking about us adults. But it will always happen that way, such a day will come that this book will fall into the hands of some young pure soul - and he will read it. The first good book read for the first time! What does this mean, each of us can check it in our memories…


I wish you an exceptional and impressive walk!


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