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:
> As always, comments and critique are welcome and appreciated.
Themed Olympus Photo Exhibition: http://www.tope.nl/