free roaming ruins

With Plovdiv winning European Cultural Capital 2019, this past fall has brought a lot of plans for development.  All around the city, things are happening – sidewalks and bike paths, . . . . . . . .

moving cross country

БДЖ

Bulgaria’s Railway system.  The only way to travel in my opinion.  True that the trains are slower than the busses, but they are also cheaper, roomier, have incredible large . . . . . . . .

paint colors

the standard hues and tones of Bulgaria’s standard exterior paint never ceases to surprise me.. . . . . . . .

National Museum of History

also the once residence of Todor Zhivkov, leader of socialist Bulgaria for 35 years. . . click for more

Shumen

Monument to 1300 Years of Bulgaria, 1981 . . . click for more

Varna

Bulgarian-Soviet Friendship, 1978 . . .click for more

Buzludzha

House of the Bulgarian Communist Party, . . click for more

Plovdiv

Hillock Fraternity Monument . . . click for more

popsy’s birthday

I’m in the mountains this weekend celebrating this amazing woman.
(that’s her husband standing over her, a man of few words, but an impecable sense of humor and as warm . . . . . . . .

archives

a day digging in the archives,

and the endless search for the architectural plans of trakiya.

I walk up to the granite steps as the rain begins to fall harder.. . . . . . . .

sofia street treats

a trip to sofia to have a housewarming party for eireene.

we walk through the streets with iliya, collecting the low hanging fruit, and talk about walking on stilts.. . . . . . . .

village

with my apartment found,

i run away to my village to relax. . . . . . . .

It's a Sunday morning at the swanky RIU Pravets Resort built by the Bulgarian Luk-oil tycoon and managed by a spanish company....

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sunday morning coffee

people, origins, directions