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Bulgaria

I had a conference in Sophia, Bulgaria. Delightfully, I was also taken out to see the Rila monastery by a conference organizer the day afterwards. Here are some snaps from the trip.

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Sophia Center

Some photos of the center of Sophia.

Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Busy road in front of the Radisson
Busy road in front of the Radisson
Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Decoration on Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Decoration on Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Building behind the Eternal Flame
Building behind the Eternal Flame
Tens of icons for sale
Tens of icons for sale
Statues in a park
Statues in a park
Statue in a park
Statue in a park
Nice decor on a city center building
Nice decor on a city center building
National Assembly
National Assembly
Ivan Vazov National Theatre
Ivan Vazov National Theatre
Ivan Vazov National Theatre
Ivan Vazov National Theatre
Ivan Vazov National Theatre
Ivan Vazov National Theatre
National Assembly
National Assembly
National Assembly
National Assembly
Decoration on a building
Decoration on a building
Presidential residence and attached Sheriton Hotel
Presidential residence and attached Sheriton Hotel
Presidential residence and attached Sheriton Hotel
Presidential residence and attached Sheriton Hotel
National Assembly
National Assembly
National Assembly
National Assembly
St Nedelya Church
St Nedelya Church
On Vitosha Street
On Vitosha Street
An out-of-service fountain by the Culture Palace
An out-of-service fountain by the Culture Palace
Alexander Nevski Cathedral by night
Alexander Nevski Cathedral by night
Parliament building
Parliament building
Approaching Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Approaching Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Nice architecture around the city
Nice architecture around the city
Nice architecture around the city
Nice architecture around the city
Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Alexander Nevski Cathedral
Eternal Flame
Eternal Flame
Russian Orthodox Church
Russian Orthodox Church
City Hall
City Hall
Embassy building
Embassy building
Embassy building
Embassy building
Embassy building
Embassy building
View from Parliament Square
View from Parliament Square
University
University
Statue on Parliament Square
Statue on Parliament Square
Decaying Soviet monument
Decaying Soviet monument
Decaying Soviet monument
Decaying Soviet monument
Decaying Soviet monument
Decaying Soviet monument
Decaying Soviet monument
Decaying Soviet monument
Culture Palace
Culture Palace
Embassy building
Embassy building
Market
Market
Sveti Sedmochislenitzi Church
Sveti Sedmochislenitzi Church
Sveti Sedmochislenitzi Church
Sveti Sedmochislenitzi Church
Sveti Sedmochislenitzi Church
Sveti Sedmochislenitzi Church
Rather bright building in the downtown
Rather bright building in the downtown
Outside the court
Outside the court
Outside the court
Outside the court
St Nedelya Church
St Nedelya Church
St Nedelya Church
St Nedelya Church

From My Apartment

Views of Sophia from the sixth-story city center apartment that I rented. The view on a clear day includes the Vitosha mountain that overlooks the city.

View over Sofia by night
View over Sofia by night
View over Sofia by night
View over Sofia by night
Looking over Sofia
Looking over Sofia
Looking over Sofia
Looking over Sofia
Looking over Sofia
Looking over Sofia
The Vitosha mountain early in the morning
The Vitosha mountain early in the morning
The Vitosha mountain early in the morning
The Vitosha mountain early in the morning
The Vitosha mountain early in the morning
The Vitosha mountain early in the morning
The Vitosha mountain early in the morning
The Vitosha mountain early in the morning
The Vitosha mountain early in the morning
The Vitosha mountain early in the morning
Looking over Sofia
Looking over Sofia
The Vitosha mountain barely visible through the clouds
The Vitosha mountain barely visible through the clouds
The Vitosha mountain barely visible through the clouds
The Vitosha mountain barely visible through the clouds

Around Sophia

Some shots taken while "on the road" near Sophia, while on the way to the Rila monastery.

Mountain views on the road outside Sofia
Mountain views on the road outside Sofia
Mountain views on the road outside Sofia
Mountain views on the road outside Sofia
Bridge under construction
Bridge under construction
Mountain views from a road near Sofia
Mountain views from a road near Sofia
Mountain views from a road near Sofia
Mountain views from a road near Sofia
Views of a village near Sofia
Views of a village near Sofia
Views of a village near Sofia
Views of a village near Sofia
Views of a village near Sofia
Views of a village near Sofia
Mountain views from a road near Sofia
Mountain views from a road near Sofia
Mountain views from a road near Sofia
Mountain views from a road near Sofia
Mountain views from a road near Sofia
Mountain views from a road near Sofia
Mountain views from a road near Sofia
Mountain views from a road near Sofia
Mountain views from a road near Sofia
Mountain views from a road near Sofia

Around Rila

Shots around the Rila area, seen on the way to the Rila monastery.

Mountain views approaching Rila
Mountain views approaching Rila
Mountain views approaching Rila
Mountain views approaching Rila
Mountain views approaching Rila
Mountain views approaching Rila
Mountain views approaching Rila
Mountain views approaching Rila
Mountain views approaching Rila
Mountain views approaching Rila
Mountain views approaching Rila
Mountain views approaching Rila
Mountain views approaching Rila
Mountain views approaching Rila
Mountain views approaching Rila
Mountain views approaching Rila
Mountain views approaching Rila
Mountain views approaching Rila
Mountain views approaching Rila
Mountain views approaching Rila
Mountain views approaching Rila
Mountain views approaching Rila
Mountain views approaching Rila
Mountain views approaching Rila
Mountain views approaching Rila
Mountain views approaching Rila
Mountain views approaching Rila
Mountain views approaching Rila
Passing through Rila
Passing through Rila
Passing through Rila
Passing through Rila
Passing through Rila
Passing through Rila
Passing through Rila
Passing through Rila

Rila Monastery

This is one stunning bit of architecture and art, not to mention history.

Entrance to Rila Monastery
Entrance to Rila Monastery
The chapel
The chapel
Accommodation area of the monastery
Accommodation area of the monastery
Looking through an archway into the monastery
Looking through an archway into the monastery
Tower of Hrelyu
Tower of Hrelyu
The chapel
The chapel
The chapel
The chapel
Tower of Hrelyu
Tower of Hrelyu
Along one of the arched coridors
Along one of the arched coridors
Frescoes on the chapel
Frescoes on the chapel
Looking up the chimney of the kitchen
Looking up the chimney of the kitchen
Accommodation area of the monastery
Accommodation area of the monastery
Frescoes on the chapel
Frescoes on the chapel
Frescoes on the chapel
Frescoes on the chapel
Frescoes on the chapel
Frescoes on the chapel
Entrance to the chapel
Entrance to the chapel
Frescoes on the chapel
Frescoes on the chapel
Frescoes on the chapel
Frescoes on the chapel
Accommodation area of the monastery
Accommodation area of the monastery
Frescoes on the chapel
Frescoes on the chapel
Frescoes on the chapel
Frescoes on the chapel
The Chapel
The Chapel
Accommodation area of the monastery
Accommodation area of the monastery
Accommodation area of the monastery
Accommodation area of the monastery
The chapel
The chapel
The chapel
The chapel
The chapel
The chapel
Looking up to mountains in the distance
Looking up to mountains in the distance
The chapel
The chapel
The chapel
The chapel
Cat at the monastery
Cat at the monastery
View of the monastery grounds
View of the monastery grounds
View of the monastery grounds
View of the monastery grounds
Tower of Hrelyu
Tower of Hrelyu
River running outside of the monastery
River running outside of the monastery
River running outside of the monastery
River running outside of the monastery
Building near the monastery
Building near the monastery
Buildings near the monastery
Buildings near the monastery
Building near the monastery
Building near the monastery
The outer walls of the monastery
The outer walls of the monastery
The chapel
The chapel

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