Sophia, Bulgaria

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Looking through the gate to the front yard of a a very old building in Sophia, Bulgaria, I took a snapshot of this artist drawing but appears to be someone posing in front of the building.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Alexander Nevski Church in downtown Sophia, Bulgaria. with some ominous clouds in the background.

 

 

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The statue of Sophia.  Sophia, Bulgaria, before a downpour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The former Bulgarian Communist Party Building, in downtown Sophia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A side street in Sophia, Bulgaria.  Despite the graffiti, it seemed reasonably safe in most of the areas of the city.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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An attention getting poster in Sophia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The view from the window of my hostel in Sophia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The hostel was nice and clean in an old building, with an antique theme (notice the old radios in the background).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This first night in town, I stayed at the Hotel Iskar, which was clean, had good food and a friendly proprietor.  It looks like car parked in the front has been there for some time though.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Hotel Iskar also had a nice, relaxing front courtyard and was conveniently located near the heart of the town.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This mineral springs, located in downtown Sophia, is the source for free bottled water for many local residents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bulgaria has many little places to grab a coffee and snack, like this sweets shop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In front of the Alexander Nevski Church in downtown Sophia, Bulgaria.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sophia, Bulgaria.  A dog getting some rest next to a memorial.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A close up of the design on the Orthodox church.  Sophia, Bulgaria.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The view from a coffee shop in Sophia, Bulgaria.