The Belogradchik rock formations are over 200 million years old and remind us of the mysteries of the earth. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, they’re on the western slope of the Balkan Mountains, about an hour’s drive inland from the Danube River town of Vidin, Bulgaria.
Romans built a fortress here between the first and third centuries. This site was reconstructed and enlarged in 1805-1837 and it has been preserved in this form.
For millions of years nature has molded these rock sculptures of mythical creatures, people, animals and different objects. The prevailing reddish color of the rocks is due to the ferrous oxides and hydroxides.
For the Weekly Word Press Photo Challenge: Earth