WHERE IN BULGARIA ARE YOU?

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WHERE IN BULGARIA ARE YOU? © Anthony Georgieff

Depending on who you talk with, the monument to King Samuil, the medieval Bulgarian ruler who lost a major battle against the Byzantines as a result of which every soldier in the Bulgarian army had his eyes gauged out, is either a splendid display of Bulgaria's historical greatness or a piece of kitschy crap fit for a theme park rather than a public square.

Bulgaria's top brass, including the president, went to its inauguration and the church even "consecrated" it. For several weeks passers-by would come and stare at the monument to make sure the king's eyes were indeed shining. The sculpture was quick to enter unofficial top-10 lists of "unusual" monuments worldwide.

Where in Bulgaria are you?

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