Thursday, July 02, 2015

BACK TO SOFIA

SOFIA, BULGARIA - JULY 2011

My first time in Bulgaria was in 2006. Five years later, I went back actually to have an exactily equal programme. So the biggest interest of the next posts will be to check the differences, if any...

"VITOSHA BOULEVARD - With a view to Mount Vitosha, on the way to the Boyana Residence"

"BOYANA RESIDENCE is a governmental residence located 8km south from the centre of Sofia. Surrounded by a large park at the foot of the Vitosha Mountain, the building was constructed in 1974 and has hosted a number of high-ranking guests – royals, heads of states and me... :-) According to the publicity, «the complex welcomes individual guests as well as organised groups who are taking part in international conferences, seminars, congresses and workshops, providing superb conditions for meetings as well as sports and business tourism. The vast park is excellently maintained, providing unique recreation and walks among magnificent water cascades, lakes and rare flora species». The latter I can confirm, as I always walked my one hour morning tour in the gorgeous park...

"ROOM 226 - A bit dated. Old style...

"RISING SUN"

"VIEWS - From my roon and from my chair at the Conference"

"CITY PARK - In my first visit to Sofia, I stayed at the Grand Hotel Sofia. My first post at the former Blogtrotter - Welcome to the Balkans - showed basically how were in 2006 the buildings you are going to see next"

"FOUNTAIN & THEATRE -

"AROUND THE PARK -

"ST. NICHOLAS

"ST. NICHOLAS -

"SAINT SOFIA-

SAINT SOFIA - INTERIOR

"NEVSKI -

"VIEWS OF NEVSKI -

"NEVSKI INTERIOR -

4 comments:

Trotter said...

Hi Everybody! A new post after a trip to Australia and before another one across the globe... And then, hopefully, holidays!
Back to Sofia is an interesting exercise to compare with previous posts. Hope you enjoy and have a great weekend!

My Unfinished Life said...

it is definitely interesting to go back to the very same places after a period and notice the changes!!!

how have you been doing otherwise??


www.myunfinishedlife.com

Paz said...

Looks like a nice place to visit. Best wishes to you!

Andrea Gerák said...

Hello Gil, nice to meet you again - I disappeared from Blogger since a while...
Great to see your lots of pictures, as always!

My new place is Live and Travel Your Life, if you want to visit me

Greetings from Prague, Andrea