I had the pleasure to take Panasonic FZ2000 & DMC LX15 on a trip to the Rhodope mountains
to test their capabilities. The photos in this story are taken with these 2 cameras and only adjusted for brightness/saturation.
Reservoirs, lakes & gorges | The beautiful Rhodope Mountains
According to the Thracian legend Rhodopa and Hemus were a brother and sister who fell in love and called each other by the names of the Gods: Zeus and Hera. And since Ancient Greek Deities are not famous for their good temper, the abuse of their names brought on a curse on the young couple: both lovers turned into mountain ranges. Of course, geologists have a slightly different idea about the formation of the mountain range.
The Rhodope Mountains takes up 1/7th of the territory of Bulgaria and features ski slopes, caves, historical cities and villages, hiking routes and some of Bulgaria’s biggest reservoirs & artificial lakes.
Unlike Rila, which is swarming with tourists (to the detriment of the area’s ecosystem), the Rhodope Mountains still manage to preserve their raw charm and offer travellers a serene look into Bulgarian nature, history and traditions.