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A man sits in contemplation in front of the Rila Monastery, Bulgaria
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A man sits in contemplation in front of the Rila Monastery, Bulgaria

I noticed this man as I was touring the grounds of the famous Rila monastery in Bulgaria. He was sitting on the steps of the monastery building, in a sullen or contemplative mood, his head bent. Who knows what thoughts might have weighed on his mind, in this holy place. The mourning of a loved one, perhaps, or the contemplation of life itself. I'll never know for sure, but it was a powerful image that is hard to forget.

TAGS: Building, Bulgaria, Monastery, People, Person, Travel

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© Manol Manolov.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2013
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2015, 5:10 p.m.
Camera Make: Panasonic
Camera Model: DMC-G3
Focal Length: 62mm
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