Most of them are out of order, vandalised, have been neglected for many years, or just do not show the right time, but throughout the 20th Century street clocks were regularly installed at road intersections, on public buildings, railway stations,…
The people living in this part of northwestern Bulgaria are used to caves, grottoes and all kinds of rock formations. It is easy to see why – the whole area literally sits on a soft limestone bedrock, and the elements…
Stepping onto the rocky promontory that juts out 230 feet into the sea north of Balchik, you will see the last yet-untainted-byconstruction bits of the Bulgarian Black Sea coast.
Next to the small church, where a 19th Century massacre of Bulgarians took place, sits an actual Soviet fighter plane donated to their hometown by local soldiers born in 1949.
If you went for holidays to Sunny Beach, you were likely taken on a day trip to a "traditional" Bulgarian village in the Strandzha. You were probably offered some tourist animation in the form of old women spinning wool and…
According to the people who designed and built it, 1,700,000 cubic metres of soil were dug out in 1978-1981 in order to accommodate it, obliterating several neighbourhoods.
Erected on a Central Balkan mountain ridge offering fantastic vistas to both the southern Balkan fields and its hilly outreaches into Northern Bulgaria, this site is home to Communism's grandest and possibly least useful monument.
There are many explanations why this village came to be on the steep bank of the Kanina River, protected by the high ridges of the Western Rhodope and facing the even higher peaks of the Pirin.
"Eureka!" exclaimed Archimedes and jumped out of the hot water pool in the baths at Syracuse. He had just discovered that "any object, wholly or partly immersed in fluid, is buoyed up by a force equal to the weight of…
Many foreign tourists arriving on charter flights to Bulgaria's southern Black Sea coast know this town better than the Bulgarians, for over the last few years it has become one of the largest – and most overbuilt – tourist destinations.
If you drive out of Burgas and into the Strandzha, you will come across many odd villages but one will stand out as being particularly bizarre. Not only has it been spared the large-scale construction evident all along the southern…
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