Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Joro, A Small Yambol Convenience Store

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

My Local Greengrocer Store in Yambol

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

Big Yellow Recycling Bins in Yambol

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

A Very Old Coca Cola Advertisement in Yambol

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

Graffiti Statement in Yambol - A Mystery to Most

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

Directions to Yambol's War Museum

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

Yambol's Raiffeisen Bank

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

Wheelchair Access in Yambol

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

Yambol's Business College

Yambol has many Education facilities and schools, this is one of them, their own Business College just off Dimitar Blagoev Street. A nice, new, bright sign for all to see.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

GERB and Mafia Links in Yambol

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

Easycredit Fly Sticker Advertising Wherever You Go In Yambol

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

A Car With Clashing Colours Parked Up in Yambol

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

A Yambol Zebra Crossing on Dimitar Blagoev Street

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

One of Yambol's Vilton Stores Taking in a Delivery

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

Yambol's Borovets Bus Shelter

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

A Mini Bazaar in Yambol's Borovets Area

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

An Imposing Tower Block in Yambol's Borovets Area

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

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

Another Yambol Credit Bank Invades

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

Brand New Wall and Entrance to a Yambol Home

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 - Always Photogenic

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

Inside St Nikolai Church in Yambol City Centre

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

A Watering Place without Water in Yambol

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

Lovely Cakes in Yambol's Kaufland Supermarket

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

Reminders of Deceased Yambol Folk

This is a typical sight you see in Yambol where posters of Yambol's folk no longer with us are display as reminders of their previous presence.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

42C in Yambol's Kaufland Car Park Today


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

Typical Cobblestone Yambol Street

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

Zlaten Rog Restaurant in Yambol's City Park

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

Yambol's Tennis Club

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

A Risky Yambol Park Bench

You can sit on this  Yambol City Park bench at your peril for obvious reasons and it's not ice cream. Risky!

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Giant Butterfly and Roses in Yambol's City Park

Coming to the end of their bloom the roses still look good as an underlay to the giant butterfly in Yambol's Cit Park

Friday, 23 June 2017

Lexicon, Yambol's Town Centre Nightclub

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

A Simple Chicken KFC Style Shop in Yambol

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

Maira the Yambol Guard Dog

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

A Closer Look at a Yambol Linden Tree Blossom

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

Yambol's Linden Trees

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

Over 100000 Views on Yambol Daily Picture Blog

A landmark has been reached with over 100,000 views since my Blog Yambol Daily Picture was launched. Thanks to all who viewed to achieve this.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

New Banitsa Shop Opens Next to Yambol General Hospital

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

The Yambol Coat of Arms

Today I though it might be good to show off Yambol's coat of arms. You see this in many places in Yambol and obviously proud of the emblem.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Bracket Mushroom in Yambol's City Park

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

Alexander Stamboliiski Street Leading to Yambol's City Park

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

Sunday Anglers on Yambol's River Tundzha

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

Kabile Monastery - 6 Km from Yambol

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

A Weir On the River Tundzha

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

A Walk in Yambol's City Park

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

Bakadzhik Hills Monument 16 kms from Yambol

This monument stands on the top of the Bakadzhik hills seen clearly from Yambol some 16 kms away. The views from the top are grand. The Riders Motorcycle club in Yambol hold yearly events there the most recent one one a couple of weeks ago and 20th in succession.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Back in Yambol

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.

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