[OM] IMG: Sofia, Bulgaria

Subject: [OM] IMG: Sofia, Bulgaria
From: Nathan Wajsman <photo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 3 Mar 2018 10:06:28 +0100
I have been busy during the past week, editing my photos from the previous 
week’s trip to Sofia, my first ever visit to any of the Balkan countries. 
Bulgaria is the poorest member of the EU, and in some ways Sofia reminds me of 
Poland 15 years ago, with its mix of ugly drabness and colourful modernity. But 
the city also has an interesting history, dating back to Roman times, 500 years 
of being part of the Ottoman empire, and the result is a curious mix of Slavic, 
Southern European and Oriental culture. I was there for work, but there was 
enough free time to explore the city, also helped by the fact that most of the 
main sights were within walking distance or at most one or two metro stops away 
from my hotel.

The resulting gallery focuses on the city, with my usual emphasis on art as 
well, both formal (in the Sofia City Art Gallery) and in the streets and parks. 
One thing that struck me about Sofia is the large number of sculptures and 
statues in public spaces. But there are also some incredible churches and a 
large Sephardic synagogue. Altogether, the gallery contains 110 images:


As always, comments and critique are welcome and appreciated.


Nathan Wajsman
Alicante, Spain
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