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Sofia, Bulgaria

By far Bulgaria’s biggest city, Sofia (So-fia) is one of Europe’s most compact and walkable capital cities, although it’s still one of the least known by foreign travellers. It’s usually bypassed by tourists heading to the coast or the ski resorts, but they’re missing out on something special. Sofia has a young and dynamic vibe, like a city waking up after decades of slumber, and is becoming a confident and cosmopolitan European capital. The old east-meets-west feel is still here, with a scattering of onion-domed churches, Ottoman mosques and Red Army monuments topped with air-punching Soviet soldiers, but these days they share the skyline with glitzy shopping malls,five-star hotels and the best bars and clubs the country has to offer. Although no grand metropolis, Sofia is nevertheless an attractive and cultured city with plenty to keep you busy for several days or more. Museums, art galleries, theatres, fine restaurants, they’re all here. Sofia is also a surprisingly green city, with huge swaths of parkland within the city boundaries and the ski slopes and hiking trails of mighty Mt Vitosha right on the doorstep.
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Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Alexander Nevski Cathedral
At the City Garden
At the City Garden
Greetings from Sofia
Greetings from Sofia
Twilight in the City
Twilight in the City
Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd. and National Assembly
Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd. and National Assembly
Church of St. George
Church of St. George
Church of St. George
Church of St. George
Russian Church
Russian Church
Russian Church
Russian Church
at the Russian Church
at the Russian Church
at the Russian Church
at the Russian Church
St. Nedelya Church
St. Nedelya Church
St. Nedelya Church
St. Nedelya Church
St. Nedelya Church
St. Nedelya Church
The Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church
The Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church
The Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church
The Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church
St. Georgi Pobedonosets Church
St. Georgi Pobedonosets Church
St. Georgi Pobedonosets Church
St. Georgi Pobedonosets Church
St. Georgi Pobedonosets Church
St. Georgi Pobedonosets Church
Banya Bashi Mosque
Banya Bashi Mosque
National Theatre
National Theatre
Grand Hotel Sofia
Grand Hotel Sofia
Vitosha Boulevard
Vitosha Boulevard
Int. Folklore Festival Sofia 2011
Int. Folklore Festival Sofia 2011
Welcome
Welcome
from China
from China
from Italy
from Italy
from Bulgaria
from Bulgaria
from Poland
from Poland
Lenin.. what´s left :)
Lenin.. what´s left :)
Just more fruits and veggies...
Just more fruits and veggies...
...at the market
...at the market
The fruits and veggies are so beautiful ...
The fruits and veggies are so beautiful ...
City Garden and National Theatre
City Garden and National Theatre
At the City Garden
At the City Garden
Summer love
Summer love
The chess players..
The chess players..
Ready for shopping..?
Ready for shopping..?
..or an early lunch?
..or an early lunch?
..need some weaponry ?
..need some weaponry ?
Keep walking..
Keep walking..
Time for a stroll..
Time for a stroll..
News of the day..
News of the day..
Sveta Troitza Church
Sveta Troitza Church
Sveta Troitza Church
Sveta Troitza Church
Saint Nicholas Sofiyski Church
Saint Nicholas Sofiyski Church
Saint Nicholas Sofiyski Church
Saint Nicholas Sofiyski Church
Saint Nicholas Sofiyski Church
Saint Nicholas Sofiyski Church
..what about a second breakfast?
..what about a second breakfast?
City Center Sofia
City Center Sofia
Vitosha Boulevard -building a new subway-
Vitosha Boulevard -building a new subway-
Sofia´s South park
Sofia´s South park
National Archaeological Museum
National Archaeological Museum
National Archaeological Museum
National Archaeological Museum
St. Sophia Church
St. Sophia Church
Summer in the City
Summer in the City
Reflections
Reflections
Inside a Church on bul. Shipchenski prohod
Inside a Church on bul. Shipchenski prohod
View to Alexander Nevski Cathedral
View to Alexander Nevski Cathedral
The Balkan Sheraton Hotel
The Balkan Sheraton Hotel
Sveta Nedelya Cathedral
Sveta Nedelya Cathedral
The Largo
The Largo
The Opera
The Opera
Presidential Palace
Presidential Palace
former Communist Party House
former Communist Party House
The National Bank
The National Bank
 TZUM department store
TZUM department store
The Balkan Sheraton Hotel
The Balkan Sheraton Hotel
The Court House
The Court House
Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Contemporary Art
Winter serenade
Winter serenade
 Boris' Garden
Boris' Garden
Gipsy girls
Gipsy girls
Arcades
Arcades
Telenovela at Christmas...
Telenovela at Christmas...
New Years Eve
New Years Eve
Happy New Year to all Pbasers!
Happy New Year to all Pbasers!
Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday
Musicians
Musicians
Dressing up a tree..
Dressing up a tree..
Back alley
Back alley
Time for Tea
Time for Tea
My favorite Photo store..
My favorite Photo store..
at the South Park
at the South Park
Wintertime
Wintertime
Time is running...
Time is running...
The Greatest Story Ever Told
"The Greatest Story Ever Told"
Christmas Day
Christmas Day
German Weihnachtsmarkt in Sofia 2011
German "Weihnachtsmarkt" in Sofia 2011
German Weihnachtsmarkt in Sofia
German "Weihnachtsmarkt" in Sofia
The Weinhaus
The "Weinhaus"
German Weihnachtsmarkt in Sofia 2011
German "Weihnachtsmarkt" in Sofia 2011
German Weihnachtsmarkt in Sofia 2011
German "Weihnachtsmarkt" in Sofia 2011
Old witch
Old witch
Bulgarian Santa
Bulgarian Santa
Santa is on his way..
Santa is on his way..
The Green Santa
The "Green" Santa
SAINT NICHOLAS’ DAY /Nikulden
SAINT NICHOLAS’ DAY /Nikulden
Carp for SAINT NICHOLAS’ DAY
Carp for SAINT NICHOLAS’ DAY
Banya Bashi Mosque
Banya Bashi Mosque
Coffee time
Coffee time
Silhouettes
Silhouettes
Shadows
Shadows
Wall painting
Wall painting
Constructions
Constructions
Seasonal
Seasonal
Central Market Hall
Central Market Hall
Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church
Sveti Sedmochislenitsi Church
Changing of the guards
Changing of the guards
Presidency
Presidency
National Bank
National Bank
Hilton Sofia
Hilton Sofia
National Palace of Culture
National Palace of Culture
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