Inspires me to put Sophia on my bucket list! Wonderful travel log. You
captured the old and the new. My favorite is the shoes.
On Sat, Mar 3, 2018 at 4:06 AM, 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.
> Nathan Wajsman
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