A photo taken before being told off
Bansko

A photo taken before being told off

Miranda

[August, 2011] This is Church of Holy Trinity in Bansko, Bulgaria. It is totally different from those we have seen in Bulgaria, Macedonia and Greece in this tour, which were full of icons. This one looked like all hand made craft work. After I took this, the woman who was looking after this church showed that …

Changing of the guards
Bulgaria

Changing of the guards

Miranda

[August, 2011] This is the ceremony of changing of the guards in Sofia, Bulgaria. They are protecting the Presidency. According to our guide,  the president is a kind of symbol. She said ‘ I don’t think it is needed. But usually the president is elected from the opposite party of the government, so to have a …

Icon Worship
Bulgaria

Icon Worship

Miranda

[August, 2011] Aleksandur Nevski Church is the largest church in Sofia, Bulgaria. It took 30 years to build from 1882. It can contain 5000 people, apparently. Our guide said that Bulgarian people are not so religious, but maybe because the day we were there was some saint’s day, a lot of people holding flowers were queuing …

Sophia, towering into the sky
Bulgaria

Sophia, towering into the sky

Miranda

[August, 2011] This is the statue of Sophia in Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria. According to my guide book, there used to be a statue of Lenin here, but removed in 1989. Now Sophia is there as an apolitical symbol of the city. The hight is as much as 24 metre apparently.

The road work is still on in Sofia
Bulgaria

The road work is still on in Sofia

Miranda

[August, 2011] We joined a tour which visits ancient Macedonia. The first place was Sofia in Bulgaria. The same metro construction work which I saw three years before when I visited there first time was still on. It takes long time to complete the work in the town, because wherever you dig, you find some …

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