Ispolini // Bulgaria
In the Bulgarian mythology, well before the appearance of human beings, the earth was inhabited by a race of giant named the Ispolini.
It is difficult not to invoke these mysterious figureheads while walking the site of the « Founders of the Bulgarian State Monument / Паметник 1300 години България » in north-eastern Bulgaria.
Since 1981, perched on the heights of the town of Shumen, this huge monument visible 30km round, commemorates more than 1300 years of Bulgarian history. The sculptors then in charge of the project, Krum Damyanov and Ivan Slavov, gave to kings and heroes once the appearance of these towering giants of stone, echoes of the past forever frozen in concrete.