Saturday, 30 September 2017

A Mobile Bread Making Machine in Yambol's War Musuem

At first sight you may not know what this is. It is in Yambol's Battle of Glory Museum and is a mobile bread making machine. Even in war food is essential and this fits the bill for fresh bread on a daily basis

Friday, 29 September 2017

A view Of Yambol's Kaufland

From the 11th floor of a Yambol apartment block there is a clear view of Kaufland Supermarket in the distance. Further in the distance on the left is Bakadzhik Hill, I hate heights and wanted to get to ground level a.s.a.p.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Celebrating 30 Years of Yambol's Municipality

A fine poster has been put up in celebration of 30 years of the forming of the Yambol Municipality. A magnificent landscape of Yambol's Bakadzhik hill with sunflowers in the foreground.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

A Quaint Watering Point in Yambol's City Park

A little stop off for drink is a delight in this quaint watering point in the centre of Yambol's City Park. Notice on the left there is a feed station for the birds that frequent the area.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Thick Green Pea Soup That's Yambol's Tundzha River RIght Now

Looking down onto Yambol's Tundzha River it looks like think green pea soup. The duckweed is prolific this time of year and just blankets the waters. It will disperse once the weather cools down and rain washes it down the river later in the year. 

Monday, 25 September 2017

A Clue to Local Flooding in Yambol

One night in Yambol there were very strong thunderstorms and torrential rain bound to cause a few problems with flooding locally. The next evening as I walked down the street I saw this flipper, I had no idea to the extent of the flooding 24 hours earlier.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Yambol's Naked Christmas Tree

Walking past this area of Yambol City centre you would never know this is the Christmas Tree that is covered in decorations and lights in December. The bare Christmas Tree stands there waiting to be dressed up in due course.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Yambol's Fine Soldiers Celebrating Bulgaria's Independence 109 Years On

The 22nd September is Bulgaria's Day of Independence and in the Museum of Battle of Glory and event took place to celebrate this event. Some finely turned out soldiers in original uniform posed for this picture on a day full of emotion for the Yambol folk that turned up. Check out the news report on this link, (You'll find me in two of the pictures if yo look carefully. 

Friday, 22 September 2017

Inside Yambol's Newest Church

You've seen the outside, now you can see the inside of Yambol's newest Church. Everything is pristine, nice to see a modern building dedicated to the Bulgarian Orthodox cause. In this day and age the community need it to call upon.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

A Wonderful Place to Sit in Yambol city Centre

there are many wonderful place to sit and relax in Yambol City Centre. this is one of them. What more could you ask for than being surrounded by flowers and greenery in a traffic free quiet area?

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Yambol's Newest Church

This is Yambol's newest church and was awarded the Building of the Year in Bulgaria in 2016. I must admit walking around the site the design and layout was fantastic. Inside is typical style Bulgarian Orthodox style used by many locals of all ages. 

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Yambol's Club 21 For Over 18s

To me this is an eyesore, but gambling is an international virus which is part and parcel of human nature. Club 21 is the name of this particular gambling institution in the heart of Yambol City Centre, albeit you only have to be over 18 to enter. Funny you only hear about winners in gambling genres!

Monday, 18 September 2017

Homemade Flame Grilled Peppers on Yambol Streets

This man flame grilling locally grown peppers is a common sight this time of year in Yambol. A very simple and rewarding affair where the food is prepared for Winter feasts in the extreme cold weather experienced here. It goes without saying that we did the same thing this week.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Local, National and European Flags Flying in Yambol

In Yambol, especially in the city Centre area you will often see three flags flying. On for Yambol, Bulgarian and the EU. There can be found just outside the Municipal Offices by the beautiful fountains.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Rust On Yambol's City Centre Paving Showpiece

Having seen workers repairing Yambol's City Centre Paving, they misses a bit shown in this picture taken this week. Their job was to paint over the rust with more white based cement to hid the stains. I'm sure they will return to cover the bits they missed soon 

Friday, 15 September 2017

The Cost of Candles in Yambol's Churches

When ever we visit a Yambol Church we used to light up a handful of candles. But in recent time the price has doubled and we now buy a solitary candle. Many feel that the church is a business and the servants of the faith live a wealthy. I have to agree, This picture of the price of candles is displayed. Pretty expensive for a bit of wick and wax!

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Old Agfa Foto Sign Still Up In Yambol

This Yambol photographic shops has been here for at least 12 years with the same AGFA FOTO sign up throughout. Most of the business is digital now, but the outside facade gives a step back in time to the days of having to wait days for the film to be processed. I do miss the excitement of waiting to fthe results.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Repairing Yambol's City Centre Paving

This week Yambol saw workmen repairing Yambol's City Centre paving. There we multiple areas of the paving where rust had come through the white cement leaving an unsightly brown/orange markers in the white finish. this of course will re-appear next year and the work holding these stains will start again.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

A Couple of Yambol Ventilations Pipes Diverted

Found this site in Yambol centre which interested me. A couple of ventilations pipes diverted to avoid the view from a window being obstructed. How boring it would be if that window wasn't there! 

Monday, 11 September 2017

Christmas Decorations Still Up At Yambol's Municipal Offices

Passing by Yambol's Municipal Offices I noticed that the Christmas decorations are still up. We all know they don't light up this time of the years, but all ready for the Christmas celebrations in three months time.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Another Yambol's Battle of Glory Museum Tank

Another picture of a tank in Yambol's Battle of Glory Museum. This is in the Stara Planina area of Yambol, well signposted throughout the town and has a steady flow of visitors Nice to see children being brought along with their parents.

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Yambol's Women in 1931

Dated back to 1931, this group of female statues stand proud in the centre of Yambol's City Park. There is no information why it is there from people  here I have asked and no inscriptions on the statues. Guess it doesn't need explaining as the image speaks volumes.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Yambol's Tundzha River Covered With Duckweed

A picture of the River Tundzha under a swamp of duckweed. this happens every year after warm weather. It puts people off from fishing albeit many fish under the greenery.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

A Romantic Seating Area in Yambol City Park

The is no better setting to rest your weary legs on this romantic seating area in Yambol City Park. With roses surrounding you who can forgive the opportunity for romance?

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Abstract Sculpture in Yambol City Park

Yambol City Park has many interesting thing to see, this abstract sculpture is one of them. You may think by looking at the picture that it is made of wood. It isn't but a strong plastic resin so there will be no decay over the years.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

A Yambol Currency Exchange Bureau

One of Yambol's tucked away currency exchange bureaus sits in the semi basement just short walk from the City centre. I used to use this regularly on trip to Bulgaria, but no need now I'm living here again. As you can see the pound is at a very low rate again the leva. they say this is normal int he summer and turns around when the winter arrives.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Inside Yambol's Battle of Glory Museum

This picture was taken inside Yambol's Battle of Glory Museum where it give information and artifacts of Bulgaria's war torn history. If you ever get to visit this museum there is a very helpful woman manager who will take you around the whole site and explain everything you see in great detail.

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Yambol's City Park Water Fountain

Yambol's City Park Water Fountain, it the focal point on the path leading up to the Tennis Courts. The picture shows a very relaxed area with countless benches with people resting and taking in the views and sounds. The is an abundance of wildlife that use this area as well, most frequenting at night when the Yambolians are in bed. 

Saturday, 2 September 2017

A Panther Tank in Yambol's War Museum

Used during the Second World War primarily to counter the Soviets between 1943-1945, this Panther Tank stands outside Yambol's War Museum (Museum of Battle Glory) complex. This is in very good condition unlike many other relics on the site.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Watering Yambol's Tennis Club Courts

This is a daily process during the dry summer. Watering Yambol's Tennis Courts with sprinklers, however I do on occasion see a man with a hose doing the same thing.  Guess he's sipping a beer  out of the sun today.

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