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In Europe, out of Europe

In the heart of the picturesque Bulgarian Rhodopes, a handful of people continue living on the way their ancestors did – day after day, month after month. Years pass for everyone but them – the means of working have not changed a bit, the dilapidated houses have not been repaired, the cars are kept for better, never coming days. Fields, soil, compost, fences, beauty beyond description, harmony and happiness exist together. Godforsaken, these people find sources of pleasure in their routine, daily activities, executed with skillfulness.

TAGS: Bulgaria, Heavy, Men, Work

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Sofia, Bulgaria
Member since 2015
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© Denis Buchel.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2015
Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: Oct. 20, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal Length: 24mm
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Aperture: f14
ISO: ISO320
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