Tuesday, 14 August 2018

A Neat Array of Apartment Block Post Boxes in Yambol

Array, Apartment Block, Post Boxes, Yambol,

Numbered in order this neart array of Post Boxes is situated on the ground floor of an Apartment Block in Yambol. Between numbers 117 and 118 is a box without a number; Strange!

Monday, 13 August 2018

Another Old Bench Full of History in Yambol

Old Bench, History, Yambol,

There is something about old benches that are scattered about in Yambol that appeals. With numerous coats of paint revealed and rotted wood in places it still functions well as a seating place under the shade of tree in the hot mid summer. This bench could tell some stories of conversations held on the bench if it could speak.

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Newly Planted Ginkgo Biloba Tree in Yambol

Newly Planted, Ginkgo Biloba, Tree, Yambol,

With the only known Ginkgo Biloba Tree in Yambol in the City Park, it is nice to know that folk are trying to add to this by planting more in other area. This took my eye due to the improvised protection given by old bit of concrete remnants from footpaths. So Bulgarian in fashion!

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Old Classic Childrens' Slide in Yambol

Old Classic, Children, Slide, Yambol,

This childrens' slide goes back to Communist times and is still standing although not used anymore. Health and safely would not allow this design to be accessed to children with sharp metal edges and no handrails. In my opinion confronting and learning to deal with dangers is all part of the learning cycle for children.

Friday, 10 August 2018

Distinctive Decorated Iron Fence in Yambol

Decorated, Iron Fence, Yambol,

Could help admiring this simple iron fence which with its contrasting colours make it very distinctive. Added to the design is a symmetrical element that compliments the fence well.

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Another Version of Yambol City Park Fountain

Yambol, Version, Yambol City Park, Fountain,

Yambol's City Park fountain has constantly changing views as the season flow through. Never dull, always a refreshing and a joy to see the summer flowers surrounding and in full bloom this time round.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Yambol Train Station Seen from a Bridge Afar

Yambol, Train Station, Bridge, Afar,

As seen from afar on a bridge walkway, Yambol Train Station is patiently waiting for a train to arrive. Always a joy to watch the hypnotic brown an rusted railway lines leading your eye to the station. And alway full of expectation of seeing a train, but on this occasion not.

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

A Unique Access to a Generator in Yambol

Unique, Access, Generator, Yambol,

I found this quite unique when sighted today. The ladder giving to access to the generator at the top on a platform seemed quite strange, but I sure it was the most practical way to get to it. Not quite sure what is happening to the open manhole below though.

Monday, 6 August 2018

Yambol Bread Factory - Active or Not?

Yambol, Bread Factory, Active,

A very distinctive building you cannot fail to notice when passing is the Yambol Bread Factory. Whenever I pass there is not much going on here and no smell of fresh bread. With this I'm not sure where they are still on production, however breadmaking takes place usually overnight and in the early hours. So it may be the calm after the early storms of bread production that I miss each time.

Sunday, 5 August 2018

A Generally Unknown Spring Source in Yambol

Unknown, Spring Source, Yambol,

This was a gem of a find just 1 kilometre from Yambol City Centre. A spring source by the roadside unknown to most other than locals. I often ride past here but it is too early or too late to fill water bottles for my ride. I will not give the location away so it remains a gem to others when found.

Saturday, 4 August 2018

A Significant Factory by the Railroad in Yambol

Factory, Railroad, Yambol,
Not quite sure what is made or processes in this significant factory by the railroad, but it is a big feature on the landscape leaving Yambol heading towards Sliven. Shipping by rail is great but many lorries still are used to move goods, which is a shame on the environment

Friday, 3 August 2018

Yambol's Metal Reclaiming Centre

Yambol, Metal, Reclaiming Centre,

Just a couple of Kilometres northbound from Yambol city Centre you will find Yambol's Metal Reclaiming Centre where secondhand metal is handed in for cash per kilo. There is a weighbridge used to weigh vehicles before and after unloading the metal to calculate the weigh difference and settle payments.

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Free Flowing Tundzha River Begging For Anglers

Free Flowing, Yambol, Tundzha River, Anglers,

On a warm sunny day in Yambol the Tundzha River flows freely begging to Anglers to take their place. In fact there are two Anglers in this stretch but hidden behind bushes in their camouflage outfits. 

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Outdoor Bulgarian Coloured Parallel and High Bars in Yambol

Outdoor, Bulgarian, Parallel, High Bars, Yambol,

With Bulgarian National coloured finish these outdoor parallel Bars and High Bar are well used in Yambol from people of all ages and regularly maintained and painted.

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

The Common Plastic Bag on a Yambol Street

Plastic Bag, Yambol, Street,

It wasn't that long ago that you would see these common plastic bags scattered around the streets of Yambol. Today it is quite unusual to see as in supermarkets now you have to pay for them. You can see 5 stotinki worth of plastic bag which are not normally thrown away on the street, but reused or recycled.

Monday, 30 July 2018

Easy Work for Shop Assistant in Yambol

Easy Work, Shop Assistant, Yambol,

Often seen in Yambol are shop assistants sitting outside their workplace with coffee, mobile phone and cigarettes. Easy work and common with lack of business during the summer vacation season.

Sunday, 29 July 2018

Well Used Wooden Bench Needs Replacing in Yambol

Used, Wooden Bench, Yambol,

This well used wooden bench positioned in a shaded seating area near Yambol City Centre is in need of repair of replacement. It usually happens when you least expect it. A simple process of fixing two planks of wood in place.

Saturday, 28 July 2018

Pink Blooms on Tree Outside a Yambol Furniture Shop

Pink, Blooms, Tree, Yambol, Furniture Shop,

Always a pleasure to walk past this furniture shop with this tree full of pink blooms in Yambol. The focus is entirely on the tree and not the furniture sign pointing to the shop. There is a link however as most of the furniture is made from wood.

Friday, 27 July 2018

Typical Bin Contents the Morning After in Yambol

Bin Contents, Morning After, Yambol,

This is just one of many bins in Yambol with contents of empty beers bottles the morning after. These will be taken by Gypsies late in the day to add to their collection of plastics which they collect daily. The collections exchanged for money by recycling companies. 

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Sunset on Yambol's Road to Sliven

Sunset, Yambol, Road, Sliven,

As you walk across the bridge over Yambol's River Tundzha on the road to Sliven you will need sunglasses at sunset time. Midsummer give a blaze that could easily blind you if stared at. Trying to see traffic coming crossing the road is a problem too.

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Bulgarian National Flag Flown Proudly on a Yambol Home

Bulgarian, National Flag, Flown, Yambol, Home,

It is so refreshing to see Bulgarians proudly flying their National Flag outside their homes. This is a common sight here in Yambol. My thought going back to the UK where you would get tagged as a racist if you fly the English National Flag (St George) outside your home. RIDICULOUS!

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

New Primary School With New Playground in Yambol

New, Primary School, Playground, Yambol,

With a new Primary School comesa new playground with brightly coloured furniture to play on. The children walking past can't wait to start school come September seeing this.

Monday, 23 July 2018

New Road Finally Taking Shape in Yambol

New Road, Yambol,

After 4 months the new road in the Diana area of Yambol is finally taking shape. There will be another 6 months though before it is finally fit for traffic,

Sunday, 22 July 2018

1 Lev Shop Business Closed Down

1 Lev, Shop, Business, Closed Down,

This 1 Lev shop business only opened last year and now is closed. Never saw anyone shopping there throughout that time so no surprise in finding this out.

Saturday, 21 July 2018

New Cemented Place for Dustbin Wheelie Bins in Yambol

Cemented, Dustbin, Wheelie Bins, Yambol,

With a newly renovated school nearing completion the pavements surrounding site needed replacing. this section is being prepared fro wheelie bins which were placed there formerly.

Friday, 20 July 2018

Car Wash With a View in Yambol

Car Wash, View, Yambol,

Every time I walk past this car wash in Yambol my focus is on the poster on the wall with a beautiful woman in her swimsuit. Guess after viewing this one would need a cold shower conveniently placed on the site.

Thursday, 19 July 2018

A Childrens' Slide That Isn't in Yambol

Children, Slide, Yambol,

This Childrens' slide took my eye from the fact that its slide is missing. Steps to nowhere apparently. Not been used for years with a little garden formed on the foundations. Quite a sad picture as it turns out without its function.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Sunset Over Yambol's River Tundzha

Sunset, Yambol, River Tundzha,

Across the road North of Yambol City Park is the River Tundzha that flows past. this evening a lovely sunset was caught saying goodnight to the river.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Sunrise at Kabile near Yambol

Sunrise, Kabile, Yambol,

An early alarm to catch the sunrise at Kabile which is only some 3 kilometers from Yambol. The effort is well worthwhile with other who also made the trip with flags as you can see. You cannot buy moments like this.

Monday, 16 July 2018

A Sheltered Area to SIt in Yambol City Park

Sheltered Area, SIt, Yambol, Yambol City Park,

In the midday sun it is very hot in Yambol City Park so finding this sheltered place is quite a relief. Set in the middle of the park it is a superb place to rest your feet and hid from the sun for a while.

Sunday, 15 July 2018

A Selection of Gas Meters in Yambol

Gas Meters, Yambol,

Almost like a contemporary art exhibit, this array of gas meters encased transposes ordinary items them into an interesting feature. And quite practical being easily read and kept clean. Unfortunately gas prices go up 10% this month in Bulgaria.

Saturday, 14 July 2018

The Common Gecko in Yambol

Common, Gecko, Yambol,

Now the warm Summer is upon us in Yambol you will see many lizards under the name of Gecko. They appear everywhere, even in the home as you can see here. The are harmless and do us all a favour by having a diet of insects.

Friday, 13 July 2018

Inside Yambol's St Nicholas Church

Yambol, St Nicholas Church,

On a quiet day I sneaked a picture inside St Nicholas Church situated near the Centre of Yambol. If it was busy I may well have not taken this picture as it is not really allowed. One of the best places to reflect on things and think about what life is all about.

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Another Statue Stand Without Statue in Yambol City Park

Statue Stand, Statue, Yambol City Park, Yambol,

Yet another statue that has been removed from its stand in Yambol City Park. This etching on the stand have also been erased leaving no clue as to who this related to. Would be a good idea to put another statue in its place, but maybe the authorities want this as a reminder of bygone times.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Striking Coloured Tree and Shrubs in Yambol City Centre

Yambol, Colour, Tree, Shrubs, Yambol City Centre,
The striking colours of this little garden set up on Yambol City Centre took my eye. Also the symmetrical form adds to the warming scene here. Right next to a coffee bar a great place to sip and enjoy nature's creations manipulated by humans.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Pretty Serious Roadworks in Yambol

Serious, Roadworks, Yambol,

It hasn't gone unnoticed, but there are some serious roadworks in the Borovets area headin out towards Benkovsky. It is due to last for 10 months so I've heard. No compensation is being paid to businesses on the route to those I spoke too, but then that's not unusual in Bulgaria.

Monday, 9 July 2018

A Watering Area for Visitors in Yambol City Park

Watering Area , Visitors, Yambol City Park, Yambol, Water Fountain,

On a hot and humid day with temperatures above 30 C what better place to stop in Yambol City Park than a watering area. As always the fountain is working and there are free seats. It just needs a shelter from the blazing sun to become the perfect place to refresh yourself.

Sunday, 8 July 2018

A Semi-Circled Covered Seating Area in Yambol City Park

Semi-Circled, Seating Area, Yambol City Park, Yambol,

Yet another pleasant place to rest your weary feet in Yambol City Park. This is an ideal place to get out of the hot sun with a sem-circle of seating covered with a roof. It faces the Eastern exit from the park and a view of the Shell Garage on the main road beyond.

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Headless Statue Due to Vandals in Yambol City Park

Headless, Statue, Vandals, Yambol City Park, Yambol,

This piece of vandalism was made only recently and sets a degree of despair when seen. Unfortunately, this is what we are having to put up with now in this modern day and age of disrespect for the environment. I can't see how this statue can be repaired and whoever did it will have to live with the guilt if they have any. 

Friday, 6 July 2018

A Small Memorial Facade in Yambol City Park

Memorial, Facade, Yambol City Park, Yambol,

There is usually a pot of flowers in the centre of the circle often seen being laid  and watered by pensioners who tend to the area from goodwill. It is a small memorial and quite refreshing to see it being respected by the thousands of visitors who walk past it in Yambol City Park.

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Ring of Benches for Communal Groups in Yambol City Park

Ring, Benches , Communal Groups, Yambol City Park, Yambol,

This ring of benches situated in Yambol City Park is often used with groups in communal activities including meditation and Far Eastern style exercises. It is also frequented by individuals who want a bit of peace and quiet. The is something quite magical about the set up when in the centre.

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Chess Table Seating Area in Yambol City Park

Chess, Table, Seating Yambol City Park, Yambol,

A lovely seating area in Yambol City Park with the option to play chess whilst there. This area is often used for a small picnic by many, but observing chess being played is a rarity.

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Vacant Statues in Yambol City Park

Statues, Yambol City Park, Yambol, Communist,
During Communist times in Yambol there were statues proudly standing here in Yambol City Park. Since this bygone age the stands are now vacant and remain a faint reminder of what was in this part of the world.

Monday, 2 July 2018

Beautiful Day But Empty Park in Yambol

Beautiful Day, Park, Yambol,

Strange but on a warm sunny day with temperatures close to 30 C you would think that Yambol City Park would be swarming with folk walking with their prams, dogs or own their bikes. Today there wasn't' a soul about as I wander through the empty paths. Mad dogs and Englishmen perhaps?

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Bright Electric Power Grid Components in Yambol

Brightly Coloured, Electric, Power Grid, Components, Yambol,

It may seem pretty boring when you think about electric power grid sites, but this one in Yambol took my eye. the brightly coloured components sitting on top of the system stood out like children colouring crayons. jot quite sure whether this is the norm in grid stations generally, but cheers the place up a bit.

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Grapevine Jungle in Neglected Yambol Home

Grapevine, Jungle, Neglected Yambol, Home,

You just turn your back for a moment and nature overtake. It is often said that food grows faster than the pace of life in Yambol with a fine example here. A neglect home for a year is overtaken by a grapevine jungle.

Friday, 29 June 2018

Blocked Garage Entrance Mystery in Yambol

Blocked, Garage, Entrance, Mystery, Yambol,

This is a mystery where a garage entrance is seemingly blocked by a small garden patch and an old stump. The stump is old and must have been there fir many decades. Why would someone build a garage with this inconvenience in front of it? Like I said a mystery.

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Cobblestone Maestro in Yambol

Cobblestone, Maestro, Yambol,

Yambol streets are bound for kilometres laid with cobblestones. Tried and trusted cobblestone Maestros are responsible for maintaining these identifiable characteristic roads that make Yambol what it is. Without them it would be boring tarmac and speeding traffic with more accidents from this.  

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Stairway to Heaven - Not in Yambol

Stairway to Heaven, Yambol,

This stairway leads to a broken down wooden door, beyond this it is unknown to most. Almost certainly it is no heaven as the song goes. Yambol is full of mysteries beyond closed doors this is an example with a grand lead up with the concrete stairway.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Street Grown Figs Looking Good in Yambol

Street, Grown, Figs, Yambol,

Every day I walk the streets of Yambol and see food free for all. A regular haunt is this fig tree which bears sweet rewards each year. The figs are set and looking good and healthy right now. Only a couple of months and will be ready for picking by passers by, including myself.

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