Saturday, 31 July 2010
Just bear in mind that this newly planted tree is on a public street and no permission granted. It is with such care and attnetion that the circular cemetented base was formed and painted. There is no fear of vandalism to the structure or the tree although there might be a knock from cars parked on pavements occassionally.
Friday, 30 July 2010
Based only 400 metres form the main Yambol hospital in a sidestreet lies this house that needs renovation. It woudl be a great building project and eventual home for an invester, but due to complex current owners it is near on impossible on paper to sell. Such a pity, I wouldn't mind buying the project myself.
Thursday, 29 July 2010
Half tree half bush you might say looking at the growth at ground level at this particular variety tree in Yambol. There are hundreds of other just like this, but many are trimmed by local residents regulary - this one isn't.
Wednesday, 28 July 2010
This new modern shop business opened at the end of last year and now is closed down less than one year later. I pass it everyday and have never seen any customers in there. It is not the only failure for shops in Yambol but unfortunate during these hard times.
Tuesday, 27 July 2010
This was a big job and took quitre a few weeks of work I imagine, but this winter shoudl see no burst water pipes in this Yambol home. Why? Because new plastic plumbing was laid with foam insulation replacing the bare metal pipes before. Can this beat the freeze of Bulgarian winters exceeding -24 C at times?
Monday, 26 July 2010
I supposed I must be quite a depressed person to have noticed these particualr paving stones on the streets of Yambol. On the other hand, you have to watch where you are walkiing with the state of the walkways and uneven surfaces that prevail. Needless to say these pretty paving stones are well worth a second look.
Sunday, 25 July 2010
This letterbox found today has to be one of the cutest in Yambol. Mind you, not much more than a thin letter could find its way into the box on the other side. I for one would love posting letters in this particular letterbox without the fear of Yambol guard dogs of course this time round.
Saturday, 24 July 2010
There are many seagulls in Yambol that fly overhead, they are of course scroungers and live of the rubbish tips that surround Yambol. It is no surprise then that I found a garden gate with a seagull as a model on a garden gate. A very sea themed gate you may think for those who don't know about the seagulls here.
Friday, 23 July 2010
Usually you will find rubbish that has found its way through the grates into the basement. This of course turns into compost eventually so jungles are formed as no weeding takes place. I'm suprised that there are not tomatoes growing out of their knowing Bulgarians and their ideas for growing food.
Thursday, 22 July 2010
This is the Arfa Hotel situated in the backstreets of Yambol just a couple of stone throws form the main city centre. We had the New Year Eve party there so I can't remember that much about it I'm afraid - but it is cheap and friendly.
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
The trees in Yambol are vigorous in their growth and stand like giants im the town. This one covers to side of the mian road leading into the town centre. It is great for shade though, but wil have to be cut down to size soon I'm sure.
Tuesday, 20 July 2010
This is a a sight that you will see everyday in Yambol. Gypsies picking out stuff from bins in public streets. There is money to be had from much of what they take and sell so no problem there then.the dog is part of the group by the way.
Monday, 19 July 2010
This Yambol shop has a massive advert on the side of the building. It seems that the residents at the back didn't care too much about defacing it when they white-washed their own segment of the wall. Everyone of course still understands that the shop sells filters and anti-freeze at factory prices. I like the painted arrows!
Sunday, 18 July 2010
Not too sure where this owner gets his motor oil from but he is one of the cheapest in Yambol. Maybe because his advertising is on such a tight budget as you can see. This is another business conducted from the owner's home, another cost cutting method of business.
Saturday, 17 July 2010
It is common to see flowers grown by residents living by public areas of open space. These ladies were an example so typical of Yambol where flowers are cared and looked after on a daily basis - and respected by passers by.
Friday, 16 July 2010
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Wednesday, 14 July 2010
Tis local Yambol gorcer store is somewhere I avoid. Why I hear you ask? Well I cant' stand Nestle and all the prodcut they produce and this store has fallen into the trap of massive advertising on the store front. I real turn off for me and a turn on for the mass who don't know about the evil Nestle company.
Tuesday, 13 July 2010
It is a common sight in Yamboll where the streets are patterened by cobblestones and the sight never fails to inmpress. Far better than boring black tarmac that just can't live with the extremes of weather we have here. Cobblestones also slow cars down which is a good thing!
Monday, 12 July 2010
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Thursday, 8 July 2010
More new trees planted in Yambol streets is always a good sight to see. These are a fine pair with a concrete surround and wire protection, they should do well in years to come.
Wednesday, 7 July 2010
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Sunday, 4 July 2010
Yambol is situated on the Thracian Plain therefore is relatively flat although there are some big hillls scattered in and around the City. Looking to the north from one of these hills you can clearly see the Balkan mountains in the distance just beyond the town of Sliven. These are snowcapped in the winter and also have ski resorts there.
Saturday, 3 July 2010
On ocassions some of the rubbish is set alight in the bins that frequent Yambol streets now. Shame as the gypsy community can't scavage for material that will be recycled. A good street warmer in the winter though.
Friday, 2 July 2010
This Yambol cat was seen on the street fast asleep on a hot balmy day. With the dogs that roam around I dnt' think it will be asleep for too long, more like a catnap really. Dogs, love cats here on the Yambol street, especially for dinner.
Thursday, 1 July 2010
If I had a criminal tendancy I certainly would thnk again before breaking into this particular Yambol house with this guard dog at bay. Every person that passes the gate it barks at, normal reactions from most Yambol guard dogs which act as a doorbell as well of course.
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