Tuesday, 25 July 2017
This small Yambol convenience store is called Joro after the owner. It is frequently used and Bulgarian owned and run. Unfortunately the owner Joro died recently, you can see the poster reminding us of this on the window. The other beauty about this is it still holds the tradition of not opening on Sunday! We will still continue to call the shop Joro.
Monday, 24 July 2017
This is my local Greengrocer shop in Yambol selling mainly fruit and vegetable but has other goodies including freshly squeezed juice made on site. The staff are always polite and helpful making a visit to shop there a pleasure. Just love small family shops such as these in Yambol.
Sunday, 23 July 2017
You will find a growing amount of big yellow recycling bins in Yambol now. This one is closest to my home. The local council finally caught on to what the Gypsies here have been doing for decades, collecting and selling on used material. Notice the point of entry which is made just small enough to stop pilfering from the bin.
Saturday, 22 July 2017
In the Diana area of Yambol I just detected a very old Coca Cola advertisement. It must have been there for decades presumably the corrugated iron was part of a retail business that sold it. Well, no such place on this site anymore.
Friday, 21 July 2017
There are lots of graffiti in Yambol, most are statements easily understood, but this one has me baffled. Guess to many it makes sense, namely to those who composed it and their circles. Not a fan of graffiti by any means, but have to live with it in this day and age.
Thursday, 20 July 2017
220 metres ahead you will find Yambol's War Museum (Officially called Museum of Battle Glory) located as clearly seen from direction given on this sign. Nice little motif on the sign as well giving the finishing touch. If you want a tour watch this - Museum of Battle Glory
Wednesday, 19 July 2017
This is the Raiffeisen Bank in Yambol which looks new and tidy enough. In fact this is my Bank which I am not too happy about as they charge you for deposits and withdrawals from my own account - IT'S MY MONEY FOR GOD'S SAKE! Don't have much choice as all the banks have conspired to do the same here.
Tuesday, 18 July 2017
There are many provisions made for wheeled vehicle access in Yambol. Mainly for buggies, prams and wheelchairs. That's great, unless of course a car blocks the access which I often see in this particular place.
Monday, 17 July 2017
Sunday, 16 July 2017
There must be a reason why whenever I see graffiti of the main Bulgarian Political Party GERB, it is accompanied by mafia associations. This is a typical example with the GERB in black and Mafia Dept. in red above the door.
Saturday, 15 July 2017
Wherever you go in Yambol you will see fly stickers advertising Easycredit. This is just typical of the sites and places they are found. The need for credit is every strong in Yambol with recent statistics showing poverty in Bulgaria at around 35% of the population.
Thursday, 13 July 2017
Not quite sure of the taste of this car parked up in Yambol, but it caught my eye with the clashing of colours. Not standard colours by any means. Someone loves it!
Wednesday, 12 July 2017
There are many Zebra Crossing on Yambol Streets, some are black and white others are red and white, this is the latter. With warning to look before you cross they are well adhered to by many Yambol drivers, but not all.
Tuesday, 11 July 2017
Caught sight of a delivery van at on of Yambol's Vilton Stores in the Diana area stocking up supplies which are regularly shopped for by locals, myself included. The Vilton shops are Bulgarian owned and run which is quite refreshing in view of German Supermarket dominance from Lidl, Kaufland and Billa in Yambol,
Monday, 10 July 2017
This is Yambol's Borovets bus shelter which is quite modern in comparison with the environment in which it stands. It is unusual not to see anyone waiting for a bus as on this occasion.
Sunday, 9 July 2017
This mini bazaar in in Yambol's Borovets area. It is made up of local Yambol folk selling their own home produced fruit and vegetables. Much fresher than anywhere else in Yambol and at a better price! Better get the early as they are usually gone by lunchtime.
Saturday, 8 July 2017
This tower block int he Borovets are of Yambol never fails to dominate my attention with an imposing nature. I quite often frequent the shops on the ground level though, especially the friendly greengrocer on the right hand side
Friday, 7 July 2017
A Yambol road sign for drunk drivers was seen recently. As you can seem the sign is not damaged, it was erected at that angle. The only other reasoning is that the erectors of the sign were drunk!
Thursday, 6 July 2017
This used to be a Greengrocer shop and now a Credit Bank which invading and threatening to dominate Yambol right now. Very much the fashion to get credit for things Bulgarian need, but more serious for things they want.
Wednesday, 5 July 2017
I couldn't fail to notice the simplicity of this new wall and entrance to a Yambol home this morning. Yet within the simplicity their lies a beauty and functionality that works very well.
Tuesday, 4 July 2017
St Nikolai Church is always photogenic whatever time of the year it is. Placed just one minute walk from Yambol City Centre, it stands proud for the people of Yambol.
Monday, 3 July 2017
St Nikolai Church located just outside Yambol City Centre is a beautiful peaceful place both from the outside and inside. There is always Yambol folk who use it throughout the year and today is no exception.
Sunday, 2 July 2017
If you know Yambol, you will know where this watering place is. In the grounds of St Nikolai Church in the City Centre. Pity it is not operative especially in this hot summer we are experiencing here.
Saturday, 1 July 2017
Every time we got to Kaufland, which to be quite honest is very rare, we find it difficult to pass the cake shop as we leave. We have been tempted on a few occasions to have a slice with a strong coffee to get over the experience of shopping here. As you can tell I'm not keen on shopping in Kaufland.
Friday, 30 June 2017
Thursday, 29 June 2017
Felt quite hot today which was confirm by the reading seen in this pictures. this was in Yambol's Kaufland Supermarket Car Park under the shade of a tree I might add. It is forecast even hotter tomorrow with a Code Red weather warning for Yambol and various other parts of Bulgaria.
Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Each year that passed you would think that the streets of Yambol would be modernised as many are made of cobblestone. Not to be! these Yambol cobblestone streets are durable and long lasting, require little maintenance and deter speeding with the nature of the surface. Long may they live!
Tuesday, 27 June 2017
This is Zlaten Rog (which means Gold Horn) Restaurant on the outskirts of Yambol's City Park. Never really seen it busy during the day but I hear it is very popular for special events such as birthday parties, wedding etc. It is quite am imposing figure as you walk past, guess I'll never get the chance to use the place inside and rely on 3rd party experiences from others.
Monday, 26 June 2017
This it Yambol's Tennis Club which is frequented by old and young tennis fanatics throughout the week. It has an adjoining cafe/bar at the rear where you can drink and have a snack whilst watching the tennis. The location is North of the Yambol City Park and a lovely walk to get there from Yambol City Centre.
Sunday, 25 June 2017
Saturday, 24 June 2017
Friday, 23 June 2017
Saturday night is alright for dancing in Lexicon, the alive and kicking Nightclub in the centre of Yambol. It boogies right through to sunrise which is when I left the place.
Thursday, 22 June 2017
Tucked away in the back street is a simple Chicken shop standing looking very isolated and sorry for itself. The business closed down a while ago. There is no real demand for KFC type places in isolated areas of Yambol as local pastries and snacks such as banitsa and princesses are far more popular with locals.
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
This is Maira a local Guard Dog that does the job very well with her distinct and high decibel barking whenever a stranger approaches. Luckily I find myself not in the category of stranger with her as you can see she was greeting me with a High Five when seeing me.
Tuesday, 20 June 2017
Making Linden Tea from the blossoms off Yambol Linden Trees is a favourite pastime for many Yambol Folk. After letting it dried over a few weeks is it ready for infusion and as tradition dictates, food for free being taken advantage of. And yes, I do the same myself each year whenever the opportunity arises.
Monday, 19 June 2017
Scattered throughout Yambol are the Linden trees. During mid June the wonderful scent of the blossoms send you dizzy. And of course the bonus if picking some of the blossom and drying them out gives you healthy Linden Tea!
Sunday, 18 June 2017
Saturday, 17 June 2017
A new banitsa shop where the pastries are made on the premises have opened recently. Opposite the Yambol General Hospital is a good place for business. I can tell you that the banitsas are quality, but not too good for the health if eaten daily. Once or twice a week it becomes a special treat for breakfast.
Friday, 16 June 2017
Thursday, 15 June 2017
A lovely specimen of a bracket mushroom in Yambol's City Park. Quite happy on decaying wood away from the maddening crowds and pollution. Glad to say that it will not be tampered with or destroyed by passing folk.
Wednesday, 14 June 2017
During the first week of June there are celebrations in Yambol and June 5th was officially Yambol Day. Alexander Stamboliiski Street sure does show signs of this with the brightly coloured bunting leading all the way down to Yambol City Park. Don't you feel this pulling you into the park?
Tuesday, 13 June 2017
It is Sunday afternoon and the fishing season started so no surprise to see two very happy anglers on Yambol's River Tundzha trying their luck for dinner tonight. However, today wasn't their lucky day, despite much time no fish caught on this session.
Monday, 12 June 2017
This monastery based in Kabile is called The Birth of God’s Mother and run entirely by Nuns. Only 5 minutes drive or 15 minutes cycling from Yambol is a beautifully kept environment with a delightful garden, aviary with peacocks and and active beehives on site. Pure natural spring water is gathered here by locals and taken away in bottles on their visits, we were no exception on the day.
Sunday, 11 June 2017
If you walk to the North End of Yambol's City Park and follow the Tundzha River North bound after just 500 metres you will arrive at a weir. This is a favourite place for Yambol folk to fish. You can see numerous fish jumping up trying to get on the higher level of water, but always failing with the water currently not too high. Lovely place but too noisy for me over time with the constant sound of the crashing water.
Saturday, 10 June 2017
Nothing more relaxing than walking in Yambol's City Park. Of the many walk within the park my favourite is the paved stoned path that runs parallel with the Tundzha River which you can just see to the right through the trees. Rain or shine it is a treat to have this within a few minutes away from home.
Friday, 9 June 2017
Thursday, 8 June 2017
Well it's been a while for many reasons, but the photogenic attraction of Yambol has hit hard on one of its residents. Look forward to pictures of a City that has a talking points at every juncture!
A garage for sale in the Stara Planina area of Yambol. Seems to have been sprayed on quite a while ago so probably already sold. No guessing what is in the garage as they are used as a places of leisure and hobbies by the males of Yambol.
- Joro, A Small Yambol Convenience Store
- My Local Greengrocer Store in Yambol
- Big Yellow Recycling Bins in Yambol
- A Very Old Coca Cola Advertisement in Yambol
- Graffiti Statement in Yambol - A Mystery to Most
- Directions to Yambol's War Museum
- Yambol's Raiffeisen Bank
- Wheelchair Access in Yambol
- Yambol's Business College
- GERB and Mafia Links in Yambol
- Easycredit Fly Sticker Advertising Wherever You Go...
- A Car With Clashing Colours Parked Up in Yambol
- A Yambol Zebra Crossing on Dimitar Blagoev Street
- One of Yambol's Vilton Stores Taking in a Delivery...
- Yambol's Borovets Bus Shelter
- A Mini Bazaar in Yambol's Borovets Area
- An Imposing Tower Block in Yambol's Borovets Area
- A Yambol Road Sign for Drunk Drivers
- Another Yambol Credit Bank Invades
- Brand New Wall and Entrance to a Yambol Home
- St Nikolai Church - Always Photogenic
- Inside St Nikolai Church in Yambol City Centre
- A Watering Place without Water in Yambol
- Lovely Cakes in Yambol's Kaufland Supermarket
- Reminders of Deceased Yambol Folk
- 42C in Yambol's Kaufland Car Park Today
- Typical Cobblestone Yambol Street
- Zlaten Rog Restaurant in Yambol's City Park
- Yambol's Tennis Club
- A Risky Yambol Park Bench
- Giant Butterfly and Roses in Yambol's City Park
- Lexicon, Yambol's Town Centre Nightclub
- A Simple Chicken KFC Style Shop in Yambol
- Maira the Yambol Guard Dog
- A Closer Look at a Yambol Linden Tree Blossom
- Yambol's Linden Trees
- Over 100000 Views on Yambol Daily Picture Blog
- New Banitsa Shop Opens Next to Yambol General Hosp...
- The Yambol Coat of Arms
- Bracket Mushroom in Yambol's City Park
- Alexander Stamboliiski Street Leading to Yambol's ...
- Sunday Anglers on Yambol's River Tundzha
- Kabile Monastery - 6 Km from Yambol
- A Weir On the River Tundzha
- A Walk in Yambol's City Park
- Bakadzhik Hills Monument 16 kms from Yambol
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