Wednesday, 21 February 2018

A Piece of No Man's Land in Yambol City Centre

No Man's Land, Yambol City Centre,

I was a bit bemused as to how this happened and what the purpose was behind it. A piece of cobbled land that seemingly has no purpose whatsoever. Entirely surrounded by a kerb it feels like no man's land. 

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

A Typical Small Apartment Block Entrance With The Customary Kitten

Yambol, Apartment Block Entrance, Kitten,

We see here in Yambol a typical Apartment block entrance. As with many we find cats and kitten hanging around fro food which is often given to them by the residents. Better these around than rats and mice. You can just see a kitten on the pavement on the left side of the entrance.

Monday, 19 February 2018

Arfa Hotel and Restaurant in Yambol

Arfa Hotel, Restaurant, Yambol,

Tucked away in the backstreets of Yambol, a couple of stone throws away from the City Centre stands the Arfa Hotel. Looks very inviting on the ground level restaurant with an enticing menu standing outside.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Flora Behind Bars Wanting to Break Free in Yambol

Flora, Behind Bars, Break Free, Yambol,

This tree is desperate to escape for behind the bars it has been confined too. It felt like a symbol epitomising a form of wanting to break free from prison.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

An Old Yambol Town House Facade - That's All

Yambol, Old Town House, Facade,

All that is left of this old Yambol town house is the facade. I'm surprised that this is still standing with the recent high winds we had had here in Yambol.

Friday, 16 February 2018

A Yambol Tree Stripped for the Benefit of No Smashed Windows in Wind

Yambol, Tree, Stripped, Smashed Windows, Wind,

A Yambol tree stripped bare for the sake of apartment windows that are prone to being smashed by overhanging branches in strong winds. And we have had strong winds recently.

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Yambol's Dr Kalina Karadimova Remembered With Road In Her Name

Yambol, Dr Kalina Karadimova, Remembered, Road Name

A local Doctor has a road named after her. Dr Kalina Karadimova Street is now on the map of Yambol. 

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

A Typical Watch Repair Hut in Yambol

Watch Repair Hut, Yambol,

I you walk around Yambol you will see many of these little huts which run a small businesses. This one is typical giving a watch repair service.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

The Lonely Dog in a Derelict Yambol House

Lonely Dog, Derelict, Yambol, House,

I pass this derelict house often and the lonely dog always comes up to greet me as I pass each time. A lonely life indeed for a dog in a deserted location.

Monday, 12 February 2018

A Tank in Yambol's Fire Brigade Station Car Park. Why?

Tank, Yambol, Fire Brigade Station, Car Park,

Looking at the Yambol Fire Brigade premises today, I found it a strange place to find a tank. Only the fire fighters know why it is there I guess.

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Road Sign Nailed to a Tree in Yambol

Road Sign, Nailed, Tree, Yambol,

Typical feature of Yambol seen here where a road sign is simply nailed to a tree. Saves on the cost of a metal pole.

Saturday, 10 February 2018

New Nursery School Nearing Completion in Yambol

New, Nursery School, Yambol,

This renovation has been going on for the last six months and is now nearing completion. A new Nursery School in the making with its pastel coloured exterior.

Friday, 9 February 2018

A Bee House in Yambol

Bees, Bee House, Yambol, Honey, beekeepers,

This is where all the Beekeepers get their supplies. This is in the South of Yambol and there is another in the North side of the City. Only one customer in the place when I was there so it wasn't swarming with Beekeepers.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Someone Is Going To Get Wet in Yambol

Bus, Bus Stop, Puddle, Wet, Yambol

You can see what is going to happen here. The Bus is going to stop at the bus stop, hit the puddle on entry and the passenger is going to get wet. I waited to see if this would happen and it did much to only my amusement!

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

A Quaint Little Church Near Yambol's City Centre

Yambol. Church, Yambol City Centre, quaint,

If you venture southwest from Yambol's City Centre, you will find this quaint little church. The garden in the forefront is am enticing invitation to visit and say a pray or two.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Christmas Decorations Still on Yambol's Christmas Tree in February

Christmas, Decorations, Yambol, Christmas Tree, February,

It is now well into February with Spring fast approaching and the Christmas Tree in Yambol City Centre still has Christmas decorations hanging from it. Looks lovely sparkling in the sun so who's complaining? 

Monday, 5 February 2018

Secondary School St. Kliment Ohridski Being Renovated in Yambol

Secondary School, St. Kliment Ohridski, Renovated. Yambol,
This secondary School is right next to the hospital Hospital "Saint Panteleymon". It is being fully renovated which must cost a fortune. Progress is being made with the roof being tackled right now. Just hope it stays dry for the most part.

Sunday, 4 February 2018

A School Playground in Yambol

School Playground, Yambol,

Walking past one of Yambol's many schools today it was noticeable that this playground had some good combinations of urban life and nature. I hope those trees develop and give a little more dominance in years to come.

Saturday, 3 February 2018

A Sealed off Entrance to one of Yambol's Apartment Blocks

Entrance, Yambol, Apartment Blocks, Graffiti,

After this entrance to an apartment block was sealed off, the scene inevitably was subject to graffiti from locals. Not pleasant to my eyes but at least it is not violently vandalised. I quite often see children sitting in the entrance just talking and eating their lunches during school break times. 

Friday, 2 February 2018

Blues for a Car Driver in Yambol's Blue Zone

Blues, Car Driver, Yambol, Blue Zone, Fine, Parking, clamped

I will be the blues for a car driver in Yambol when he or she picks up their car later. It has been clamped due to parking in the Blue Zone without paying the fee. They face a hefty fine and a wait to be unclamped.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Colourful Sky over Yambol

Colourful, Sky, Yambol, Red Sky at Nigh Shepherds' Delight,

A trail of orangey red clouds was lined up heading East to make a fine colourful sky over Yambol tis evening. In for a lovely day with the saying, 'Red Sky at Nigh Shepherds' Delight'.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Diana Palace Hotel, The Poshest Hotel in Yambol

Diana Hotel, Complex,,Poshest, Hotel, Yambol, Diana Palace Hotel,

The Diana Palace Hotel, still the poshest and most expensive hotel in Yambol viewed with my back to the River Tundzha.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Snow Covered Bridge over The Rose Garden Moat in Yambol City Park

Yambol, Snow Covered, Bridge, Rose Garden, Moat, Yambol City Park,

A snow covered bridge sets the scene crossing over the moat that surrounds the Rose Garden in  Yambol's City Park. This picture was taken in the afternoon and as you can see hardly any footprints made on the path during the morning and early afternoon.

Monday, 29 January 2018

A Snow Cushioned Bench in Yambol's City Park

Snow, Cushion, Bench, Yambol City Park, Yambol,

It is nice to have a cushion on Yambol's City Park benches. However, snow version cushions are not very practical or popular as a place to sit as you can see. Looks nice though.

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Ex-Restaurant with Wooden Facade in Yambol

Restaurant, Wooden Facade, Yambol
I always found this wooden facade an interesting when walking past. It used to be a decent restaurant in times past but no longer. The loud gambling ad above the facade somewhat invades the rustic element, shame.

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Sunken road Sign in Yambol

Road Sign, Yambol,

A relatively new road sign on Yambol road has sunk into a pit during pavement repairs. No chance of motorists seeing this sign in its current position, good excuse for the police if questioned why they stopped on the side or parked up ahead.

Friday, 26 January 2018

Hunting Goddess Diana, Her Shadow and Hound in Yambol

Yambol, Diana, Shadow, Hunting Dog, hound, Hunting Goddess, greek goddess

Standing proud as ever standing in Yambol, the Greek Hunting  Goddess Diana and her faithful hound on a sunny but freezing day. 

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Yambol's River Tundzha Heading South

Yambol, River Tundzha, South, Turkey,
A view of one to the tributaries of the River Tundzha making its way through Yambol heading South with the destination Turkey. Always interesting crossing the river watching the neighbourly wildlife that lives there. 



















Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Another Female Statue in Yambol City Park

Female Statue, Yambol City Park, Yambol. statue,

This female statue is tucked away from the main walkways of Yambol City Park so not many people get to see it. Looks like she has lost her right foot somehow and not from frostbite.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

The Snow Covered Fountain in Yambol's City Park

Yambol, Snow Covered, Fountain, Yambol City Park
The fountain in Yambol City Park has a covering of snow for a few days. this is an important landmark and seating area in the park and often filled with relaxing crowds even in Winter, But not today as you can see.

Monday, 22 January 2018

Cobblestones Still Popular on Roads in Yambol

Cobblestones, Roads, Yambol,

Yambol has many cobblestoned roads, old fashion to many with boring tarmac substituted in many instances. So, when I saw a road being cobblestoned it was a pleasant surprise. It adds a distinctive character and durability to this particular stretch of road.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

The Addams Family House in Yambol

The Addams Family, House, Yambol,

Just before you enter Yambol City Park from the southside,you will find Yambol's Addams Family House. It has been in disrepair for many years which surprises me being in a prime position. Currently a pigeon home in the day and presumably a bat home in the night

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Yambol Tennis Club Benches

Yambol Tennis Club, Benches, Yambol, Winter, Snow,

These are the benches in Yambol Tennis Club in the the City Park. With a sprinkling of snow normal in the Bulgarian Winter, no tennis and no watchers until Spring.

Friday, 19 January 2018

No Yambol Coffee Drinkers Out Today

Snow, Cold, Yambol, Coffee Drinkers, Cafe,

With the settled snow on table and chair and freezing temperatures there are no coffee drinkers outside in Yambol today. This is the first time this has happened this Winter.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Yambol Ladies of 1931 With White Shawls

Yambol Ladies, Yambol, snow, 1931, shawls, Yambol City Park,

The Ladies of Yambol from 1931 look like they all have white shawls given to them form the snow that fell recently. This of course happens every year so they are used to it.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Outdoor Snow Covered Gymnasium Deserted In Yambol's City Park

Yambol, Snow, Gymnasium, Deserted, Yambol City Park

Not a soul to be seen working out in Yambol's City Park Gymnasium today. No surprises there then in freezing temperatures. Snow covered Yambol will be history in a day or so with temperatures forecast to reach double figures soon. 

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Yambol's City Park Workers' Workplace

Yambol's City Park, Yambol, Workers, Workplace

This is where the workers in Yambol's City Park hang out. No one about at this time as they are all working clearing the paths of snow. No shortage of wood here for their wood-burning stoves that run constantly throughout the winter in the workplace.

Monday, 15 January 2018

Yambol's River Tundzha After Snowfall

Yambol, River Tundzha, Snowfall,

There was snow the night before with Yambol's River Tundzha enhanced today the backdrop of snowfall. Always a pleasure to cross this river not matter what time of the year.

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Saint Nicholas and The Ice Princess Still Standing in Yambol

Saint Nicholas, The Ice Princess, Yambol, Christmas,

Saint Nicholas and The Ice Princess Still Standing in Yambol City Centre even though it is the middle of January. However there is snow forecast tomorrow and these Christmas characters would certainly feel at home in these conditions.

Saturday, 13 January 2018

7 Up or 7 down in Yambol's Kaufland Supermarket

7 Up, Yambol, Kaufland, Supermarket, funny,

Walking through the aisles  Yambol's Kaufland Supermarket I stumbled across something that I thought was very funny. There was a 7 Up bottle on the floor and all I could think of was it wasn't 7 Up anymore, more like 7 Down.

Friday, 12 January 2018

New Complex Nearly Complete in Yambol's City Park

New Complex. Hotel. Yambol, Yambol City Park,

Having regularly jogged past this North end of Yambol's City Park I have seen this complex being developed step by step. Now it is nearly complete. I think it is a hotel complex.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Christmas Reindeer and Sleigh Still Out in Yambol

Christmas, Reindeer, Sleigh, Yambol

It is well past 12 days after Christmas but the reindeer and sleigh still stand oj display in Yambol. Still visited and photographed out of the festive season. won't be there for much longer and out again at the end of the year no doubt.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

No Fruit and Vegetables Today in Yambol's Bazaar

Fruit, Vegetables, Yambol, Bazaar, New Year, hangover,

A strange sight today as I visited the local bazaar to stock up on some fruit and vegetables. There was only one stall working and that was scant with produce. not quite sure why no fruit and vegetables were being sold today. Maybe a New Year hangover?

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Locals Ready to Dive for the Cross on Saint Jordan's Day in Yambol

Cross, Saint Jordan's Day, Yambol, river tundzha,

Saint Jordan's Day brings out the locals ready to dive in the icy waters of River Tundzha to retrieve a cross thrown in by the local Priest. Big crowds gather to watch each year for an event unique to Bulgaria.

Monday, 8 January 2018

Saint Jordan Day (6th January) Service in Yambol

Saint Jordan Day, 6th January,,Chuich Service, Yambol, River Tundzha,

6th January is Sait Jordan Day in Bulgaria and a service is given each year in the town Church. After the service the priests march down to the River Tundzha, throw a cross in and it is retrieved by local in the icy waters.

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Yambol Anglers Fishing in the Tundzha River

Yambol, Anglers, Fishing.Tundzha River
A beautiful warm sunny Sunday morning in Yambol bound to bring out the anglers onto the Tundzha River. On this occasion I joined them albeit didn't catch any fish today but other you see here did!.

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Yambol's City Museum Air Conditioning System

Yambol, Yambol City, Museum, Air Conditioning System,

Having walked past this hundreds of times it was a mystery until recently. It is the air conditioning system for Yambol's City Museum which is located about 40 metres away. It is a bit of an eyesore, concealing it with a few more bushes might be better.

Friday, 5 January 2018

The Wooden Horse in Yambol's City Park

Wooden Horse, Yambol City Park

The wooden Horse that stands in the centre of Yambol's City Park has aged over the year bit as strong as ever. It has gone a bit darker in colour over the seasons since the last picture was taken. See for yourself in comparison here...

Thursday, 4 January 2018

All Drinking Fountains Working in Yambol's City Park

Yambol, Drinking Fountains, Yambol City Park

It is Mid Winter in Yambol and all the drinking fountains are working in Yambol's City Park. A refreshing stop on my daily walk in the park like hundreds of others taking exercise there.

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Yambol City Centre Fountains Turned off for Winter

Yambol City Centre, Fountains, Winter, Yambol

A bit of peace and quiet hits Yambol City Centre now the fountains have been turned off for the Winter. Notice the former names of Yambol on the wall.

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