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The Elenska Basilica is a large partially preserved late Roman Christian basilica in west central Bulgaria. Dating to the 4th century AD, it lies 5 to 6 kilometres northeast of Pirdop on the right bank of the Elenska River.  The initially domeless basilica, which features thick walls and defensive towers, had a dome added in the mid-6th century, during the reign of Justinian I. The church was ruined in the early 18th century, during the Ottoman rule of Bulgaria.

Archaeologists have clearly distinguished two separate building periods based on the basilica's ruins. The Elenska Basilica's middle and western sections are older and constructed out of brick and crushed stones, whereas the more recent eastern section was built out of homogeneous bricks with thick grouts joined using red mortar. Analysis of the church's ruins, which are up to 8.5 metres in height, has established that it was a three-naved basilica. The church's dimensions were 30.5 by 17 m. It featured a large apse in the centre, flanked by two smaller apses. The middle nave was divided into two squares by four identical columns. The narthex, which lay in the church's western section, accommodated a diaconicon and a prothesis. A baptisterium was located in the church's southern section. A 1.6 m wide defensive wall surrounded the church. Four rectangular defensive towers were located in each corner of the wall. The towers were almost identical in size and measured around 7.30 by 5.90 m. The defensive wall is thought to have been 6 to 8 m tall.
The earliest archaeological research on the Elenska Basilica dates to the 1890s, when local teachers explored the ruins. Archaeologist Petar Mutafchiev conducted excavations in 1913 and published his findings in the article The Elenska Basilica in the vicinity of Pirdop. The church has only been slightly reconstructed since then. The basilica's ruins are in a satisfactory and stable condition, though the surrounding defensive wall has been mostly destroyed.


This time the footage is taken only with Osmo Action because when we got finally there by 6 pm the wind was so strong that every kind of droe flight was totally out of the question The reason for the late arrival was because the door mirror on the driver's side of my car just fell out during driving still in the city, so we started looking for one... Saturday morning... good luck Finally we found one car service where they said "OK, we can find one for one hour". Well, the delivary guy came after 3 hours... with the wrong glass The repair guy managed to make something so that the car would be useful and finally after 3 pm we managed to get going



And the makeshift door mirror




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6-22 08:00
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Woe
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Wonderful footage.
6-22 11:12
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DowntownRDB
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Very impressive footage.  Sorry about your door mirror.
6-22 16:08
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DAFlys
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Nicely done.    
6-23 01:33
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Montfrooij
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Very well done!
6-23 03:00
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A J
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Very nicely done
6-23 03:39
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Thanks guys.
6-23 09:19
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DowntownRDB Posted at 6-22 16:08
Very impressive footage.  Sorry about your door window.

Everything is OK now. Yesterday the mirror was replaced with new and the car is ready for adventures
But it was quite the experience  
6-23 09:21
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Pictures from Above Posted at 6-23 09:21
Everything is OK now. Yesterday the mirror was replaced with new and the car is ready for adventures
But it was quite the experience

Cool, bring on the new adventure.
6-23 10:39
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