Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Roses Galore Outside a Yambol Apartment Block

Roses, Galore, Yambol, Apartment Block,

The grey bleak colours of an apartment block with mainly grey cars parked up need just this. Roses galore planted by residents just change the bleak trip to an absolute pleasure walking past. 

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

A Locked Gate Blended in Graffiti in Yambol

Locked, Gate, Graffiti, Yambol,

This just caught my eye in terms of the two components blending well together. The locked gate and graffiti background just compliment each other. Both are ugly on their own but but create a little beauty together I feel.

Monday, 21 May 2018

Classic Bicycle Parked Up in Yambol

Classic Bicycle, Parked Up, Yambol,

Just love those classic bicycles that just keep appearing in Yambol. This one parked up with a secure lock on a bench. The saddle looks like a Brooks leather model probably going back half a century or more I'd guess.

Sunday, 20 May 2018

The Drink Rakia Crew in Yambol

Drink, Rakia, Crew, Yambol, Drink Rakia Crew,

Couldn't help but notice that The Drink Rakia Crew have left their mark here in Yambol. Strange way to leave their mark. Will be watching out for more places where they have been from now on.

Miniature Rose Bushes in Yambol City Centre

Yambol, Miniature, Rose Bushes,Yambol City Centre,

A lovely sight awaited me in Yambol City Centre with newly planted miniature Rose Bushes in a ringed formation. This place is regularly changed with floral depending on the season, 

Friday, 18 May 2018

Polite Notice Entering an Apartment Block in Yambol

Polite Notice, Apartment Block, Yambol,

This polite notice was seen when entering one of Yambol's apartment blocks. It makes good sense as well. 'Please shut the door,' is the message if you were wondering. Love the wooden frame and decoration underlining the request.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Goddess Diana's Faithfull Hunting Dog Stands in Yambol

Goddess Diana, Hunting Dog, Yambol,
Situated just on the outskirt of the Yambol City Centre you will find the Goddess Diana's Hunting Dog ready for action. No sign of Diana to be seen though.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Derelict Land of Former Buildings on the Southside of Yambol

Derelict Land, Buildings, Southside, Yambol,
This are in the South part of Yambol is quite depressive. It is derelict land which held former buildings of which are clearly evident with the foundations that remain. This would be a great place for developing residential property being so close to Yambol City Centre. However the population here is in decline so that will never happen. 

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

South to North Over Yambol's River Tundzha By Bridge

South, North, Yambol, River Tundzha, Bridge,

A footbridge enabling pedestrian to travel from the South to the North side of Yambol's River Tundzha is seen here. I like the bare metal girders that poke out of the side as if the construction hadn't been finished. also the two parallel concrete strips going up the stairs very useful for bicycles, prams and buggies.

Monday, 14 May 2018

An Old 60 Kmph Speed Limit Sign on a Yambol Apartment Block

60 Kmph, Speed Limit, Sign, Yambol, Apartment Block,
Road Signs are quite often seen on the side of apartment blocks lining roads in Yambol. this one typifies what I mean. A 60 Kmph sign clearly instructing drivers to adhere to that regulation. On the road though other more modern road signs have overtaken with 50 Kmph limits on this particular stretch of road.

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Yambol's River Tundzha Looking Healthy Right Now

Yambol, River Tundzha, Healthy,

Looking in a Northerly direction at Yambol's River Tundzha with Yambol City Centre ahead, the health of the River Tundzha looks healthy. After heavy rainfall during Winter and Early Spring it has been flushed out and new silt transported by melted snow from the Balkan Mountains leaving a fertile bed for nature to thrive.

Saturday, 12 May 2018

A Mysterious Metal Cube by Yambol's Roadside

Mysterious, Metal Cube, Yambol, Roadside,
This mysterious metal cube construction stands by the road side seemingly for a reason unknown. After asking around the mystery was solved. It was an old traffic watch tower manned by the traffic police, but the top half of the construction is no longer there.

Friday, 11 May 2018

Typical Yambol Bus Stop Timetable

Yambol, Bus Stop, Timetable,

This is a fine example of a Yambol Bus Stop with timetable information on it. What is typical si the fact that it leans to one side as if it was drunk. Maybe purposely done so the bus wing mirror is avoided when buses roll in. Somehow I doubt it though.

Thursday, 10 May 2018

The Statue Bulls of Yambol Basking in the Sun

Statue, Bulls, Yambol, Basking, Sun,

In case you didn't know Yambol has a fine yoghurt made from bull milk. These statutes remain a sitting by the River Tundzha as a reminder of this. Having seen then originally over 10 years ago, they haven't aged at all.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Lush Greenery on Yambol's River Tundzha

Greenery, Yambol, River Tundzha,

Looking in a Southerly direction the lush greenery on the banks of Yambol's River Tundzha are at its peak right now. A perfect haven for uninterfered wildlife with the nature of the terrain  being swampland no one ventures there.

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Poppies Overlooking The River Tundzha in Yambol

Poppies, River Tundzha, Yambol,

Poppies set the scene on the bank of the River Tundzha in Yambol, You just can't miss their distinctive red colour amidst the greenery and greyness of the grass and concrete building respectively.

Monday, 7 May 2018

Church and Diana Hotel Business Centre Next to Each Other in Yambol

Church, Diana Hotel, Business Centre, Yambol,

An unlikely pair situated together next to the southern ring road in Yambol, But Diana Hotel Business Centre and the Church are the really both businesses at the end of the day.

Sunday, 6 May 2018

My Favourite Petrol Station in Yambol

Gas, Petrol, Diesel, Favourite, Petrol Station, Yambol, Kaufland,
 Situated almost under the shadow of Kaufland Supermarket, this Petrol Station is a favourite of mine and where I normally fill up my bottle gas in the Winter months. It may not be the cheapest, but it is the nearest and staff always friendly.

Saturday, 5 May 2018

A Trendy Cafe in Times Gone By in Yambol

Trendy Cafe, Trendy, Cafe, Times Gone By, Yambol,

Fancying a coffee I decided to go to a place I went to many years ago, When I got there this is what I found, a concrete shell. This used to be a Trendy Cafe with a decent menu and Music videos being played, obviously in a by gone age now.

Friday, 4 May 2018

A Wall With Numerous Elements in Yambol

Brick, concrete, wood, metal, Wall, Yambol,

I couldn't help noticing that this wall of a kine is made up of many different elements. Brick, concrete, wood and metal to name a few. Looks like the gate will fall off when opened.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Natural Beauty Hiding an Eyesore in Yambol

Natural Beauty, Eyesore, Yambol,

A derelict school which is an eyesore is being hidden by natural beauty with blossoming trees. If left nature will take over the whole site, but not in my lifetime,  

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

The Park Hotel Yambol From The Back With Moat

Park Hotel Yambol, Moat, Yambol,

The new Park Hotel Yambol has a spendeive view for guest at the rear. It faces the moat and the bridge that crosses into the City Park. Lovely pastel colour combinations as well.

Monday, 30 April 2018

The River Tundzha - View From the Park Hotel Yambol

River Tundzha, Park Hotel Yambol, Yambol, Kingfisher, river, Town Park, bridge,

Crossing the small bridge by the Park Hotel Yambol we get a fine view of the River Tundzha as it travel South through the Town Park. Quite often you see Kingfishers diving to and fro in this stretch of the river.

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Paper Blossoms on a Tree in Yambol's City Park

Paper, Blossoms, Tree, Yambol City Park, Yambol, Gold Horn, Zlaten Rog,

Not too sure what this was all about, but this tree was spotted sporting paper blossoms at the South end of Yambol City Park in the grounds of the Gold Horn (Zlaten Rog) Restaurant.

Friday, 27 April 2018

Insulation Being Fitted to an Apartment in Yambol

Insulation, Apartment, Yambol,

Yes it was very cold this winter in Yambol apartments so this particular resident has organised some insulation on the exterior wall. The worker looks quite precarious dangling from the side of the face of the block.

The River Tundzha Running Out of Yambol

River Tundzha, Yambol,

Seen from the South side of Yambol you can see the River Tundzha running towards me on its way to Turkey and beyond. Quite high waters still from the early spring drowning we had.

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Flower Bed Blooming in Yambol City Park

Flower Bed, Blooming Yambol City Park, Yambol,

Yu need sunglasses to see these glorious blooming flowers in Yambol's City Park. You have to enter the park from the back end as the bridge from the City Centre is closed for repair. Well worth the extra walk to see this.

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

The New Park Hotel Yambol

New, Park Hotel, Yambol,

This is the new Park Hotel Yambol now fully open for business. It has taken quite a while for the development to be completed but now it looks fit for a prince.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Bedding Plants Blooming in Yambol City Centre

Bedding Plants, Blooming, Yambol, Yambol City Centre,

The bedding plants laid out earlier in the year now are in full bloom in the spring sunshine in Yambol City Centre. Always a pleasure to walk past especially this time of year.

Monday, 23 April 2018

No Firearms Allowed in Yambol

Firearms, Yambol,

Always give a hint of fear thinking that people would be carrying firearms anywhere let alone in this one place that bans it. I wouldn't argue with someone carrying one if they did enter with a firearm!

Sunday, 22 April 2018

One Lonely Bike Parked Up Outside Yambol's Business Centre

Lonely, Bike, Parked Up, Yambol Business Centre,

With the Business Centre in Yambol vacant you will not find anyone around in the surrounding area. However, today I saw this lonely bike park up only to find out that it belonged to a security guard who patrols this area. He was watching his own bike throughout his duties.

Saturday, 21 April 2018

A Sideways Look at The Mall Yambol

Sideways, Yambol, The Mall Yambol,

the Mall Yambol looks impressive from most angles, but from the main road it doesn't capture too much glamour. The garage parking entrance is just on the nearside left, but not used that much in the main due to parking fees in excess of the blue zone fees outside.

Friday, 20 April 2018

Little Springs Running Along Georgi S. Rakovski Street in Yambol

Springs, Georgi S. Rakovski, Street, Yambol,

Always fun watching children play with these little springs that run along Georgi S. Rakovski Street in Yambol. They also have changing lights that can be seen much more clearly at night.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Bridge Renovation in Yambol's City Park

Bridge Renovation, Yambol. Yambol,City Park,

Major renovation is currently being made in the bridge giving access to Yambol'c City Park. today the old main waste pipe is being replaces with new one. This was watched by many as the delicate movements of cranes working together had to be synchronized for success.  

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

The Mall Complex in Yambol City Centre

The Mall, Yambol, Yambol City Centre,

On a warm, sunny Spring morning stand The Mall Complex in Yambol's City Centre. Typical of Yambol with the shops in the basement, 1st and second floors and apartments above. The landscape that surrounds is a great place to relax away from the crowds and traffic.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

The Theatre From a Different Angle in Yambol

Theatre, Yambol, fountains, flower bed,

Most pictures of the Theatre in Yambol is taken head on, this one is taken from a difference angle. This shows the side fountains and flower bed that wouldn't have been seen otherwise.

Monday, 16 April 2018

Yambol Police Station

Yambol, Police Station,

Yambol Police Station sits basking int he sun today. Always nervous taking pictures in this area as I got accosted here many years ago just doing that, the Police thought I was a spy!

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Fire Engine Ladder Used for DIY in Yambol

Fire Engine, Ladder, DIY, Yambol,

Well I guess if you have the resources you may as well use them anyway you can. Her is an example of the ladder from Yambol fire engine being used for DIY repair painting the front wall of the Fire Station. Didn't look too stable from where I was watching.

Saturday, 14 April 2018

The Old Euroshop Still Standing and Derelict in Yambol

Old, Euroshop, Derelict, Yambol,

This Euroshop has been here for decades, well before Bulgaria joined the E.U. A picture of it was taken back in 2010 and nothing has changed since that time apart from the sign having faded. See for yourself here :-

Friday, 13 April 2018

Dimitar Dimov, Yambol's Old Communist Politician Remembered

Dimitar Dimov, Yambol, Communist, Politician,

This is Dimitar Dimov an old school Bulgarian politician from the Bulgarian Communist Party. This plaque is displayed in a street called The Black Sea. There are many plaques in Yambol of this nature. 

Thursday, 12 April 2018

A Dead Rat in Yambol

Dead Rat, Yambol,

Seeing a dead rat is quite unusual in Yambol. Normally they are alive and thriving, so I don't know why this particular rat wasn't part of the rat parties they have here. The many cats which frequent the place this was found are scared of them so it wasn't hunted down by them.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Three Pastel Coloured Waste Bins in Yambol

Three, Pastel, Coloured Waste Bins, Yambol,

Refreshing to see new waste bins in Yambol especially being pastel coloured and three of them. They are used and if single usually overflows so that problem solved.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Gypsies Gathering Grass in Yambol

Gypsies, Grass, Yambol, Horse and Cart,
Spring is here and the grass grow faster than life during this season. This brings out the Gypsies in their horse and cart gathering the fresh succulent grass for feed. After all its free.

Monday, 9 April 2018

More Neglected Buildings in Yambol's Main Hospital

Neglected, Buildings, Yambol, Hospital,
Yet more evidence of neglect and lack of investment in Yambol's main Hospital grounds. As you can see the facade of this building is in a state bordering on dangerous. How much longer will it sit there unattended?

Sunday, 8 April 2018

The Memorial by Yambol City Park

Memorial, Yambol City Park, Yambol,

Situated just outside the South entrance of Yambol City Park stands this memorial that is well tended and use in ceremonies throughout the year. Nice to see respect for a history that should not be repeated. No graffiti either!

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Blossoms in Full Bloom in Yambol

Blossoms, Bloom, Yambol,

In my opinion Spring is the best time in Yambol as nature gradually comes to life. Blossoms in full bloom on many trees and looking forward to the fruits that follow on many.

Friday, 6 April 2018

A Dome Shaped Roof on a Cafe in Yambol

Dome, Roof, Cafe, Yambol,

This seemingly simple Cafe has something more spectacular about it with an impressive dome shaped roof. Guaranteed customers are unaware of this as they sip theri beverages inside. 

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Outdoor Hospital Bed in Yambol

Outdoor, Hospital, Bed, Yambol,

Whilst walking through the main Hospital grounds in Yambol I came across a section where someone was sleeping under the stairway. Surely not normal to have patients sleeping in beds outside. Notice also there is a stairway to nowhere. By the way this place is a surgery that treats children.

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Uniform Lined Up Garages in Yambol

Uniform, Lined Up, Garages, Yambol,
The uniformity of these green garages caught my eye situated in the Eastern side of Yambol. Not just the uniformed colour and shape but the numbers that count down as you go into the distance. If you look carefully you can still see a little bit of Winter hanging around even though we are deep into Spring now.

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