Re: [OM] IMG: Sofia, Bulgaria

Subject: Re: [OM] IMG: Sofia, Bulgaria
From: Chris Barker <ftog@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 3 Mar 2018 14:17:35 +0000
Thanks for those lovely shots, Nathan.

I staged through Sofia in November 2014 on my way to visit my brother, who was 
living on the side of the Danube in Ruse.  But I had little time to wander 
around those beautiful buildings.  Even the modern Roman Catholic church looks 
better than most of the modern ones in the UK.


> On 3 Mar 2018, at 09:06, Nathan Wajsman <photo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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:
> http://www.frozenlight.eu/sofia_feb2018/index.html 
> <http://www.frozenlight.eu/sofia_feb2018/index.html>
> As always, comments and critique are welcome and appreciated.

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