It is like a painting. The houses coloured in bright hues. The yards full of peculiar objects. The unique architecture – every building crafted differently. As if every man put his mind and heart into his home. The symphony of the seagulls flying above you. The quiet sound of the silence of the late afternoon. Only distant radio and working hands to be heard. The numerous boats resting in the canal. Each one carrying its own unique name.
This is Tschengele Skele – the hidden fisherman village in the Burgas region. As seen, heard and felt. It was built without permission, illegally. Not recognized as a village and not really on any map. Still, it is the permanent home for many fishermen and their families. It is an attraction for some but a home for others. It stops time for the casual visitor and allows them to appreciate the beauty of the moment.
As a fisherman said to me the other day: “Take a look inside, don’t hesitate, it is always open.”
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