Bash Bunar park, Lovech

Bash Bunar park, Lovech

The Bash Bunar alley is on the left shore of the Osum river and follows its bends for a length of 2 km. This park is a favourite place of relaxation and entertainment for the citizens of Lovech as the nightingales sing in the spring, intoxicated by the fragrance of the lilac trees, while the linden tress, oaks, willows, conifers, bushes and flowers make the air amazing. It is cool and fresh in the park during the hot summer days.

Up to the end of the XIX century, this place had nothing but a plain dirt path, which led to the Bashbunar Rocks spring, which has been the inspiration for folklore songs.

The initiator of the alley's construction in 1908 was the forest ranger Nikola Vedenkov, born in the village of Sopot, Lovech region, the sister's son of Dimitar Pashkov – an associate of Levski. During the 1930's, there was an inscription “Bacho Kolyo Alley” in the beginning of the alley. It was covered with crushed rock. Along with the alley was built the Bashbunar basin. Another basin is the one at the lake.

Bash Bunar park, Lovech

In 1968, a sculpture was placed next to the basin, displaying the main moment from the folklore song. Its author was Boris Buchev. A bust monument of the alley's creator, made by Evdokiya Baldzhieva, was erected in 1973 in the garden, which is close to the hydroelectric plant, referred to as “yuzinata” by the citizens of Lovech.


Photographs:
Municipality Lovech