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.

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Yambol's Tennis Courts Prepared for Winter

Yambol, Tennis Courts, Winter, Indoor Tennis,

Work has finished Yambol's tennis courts and they are now prepared for Winter. Of course training and tennis lessons still goes on as you can see the indoor tennis facilities in the dome in the background.

Monday, 1 January 2018

New Year Orchestra Concert in Yambol's City Centre Museum

New Year, Orchestra, Concert, Yambol City Centre, Museum, Yambol,

An Orchestra Concert was give in in Yambol's City Centre Museum as part of the New Year celebrations. As you would expect pieces included Johann Strauss with audience participation. Also Experts from Carmen with a superb soprano resonating the hall. 

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