Wednesday, 28 February 2018

White Christmas in Yambol This Week

White Christmas, Yambol,

Well it may be one day before March but with the Christmas tree still holding decorations from December you may be forgiven for thinking it is a White Christmas with the heavy snowfall recently.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

St Nikolai's Church After Snow in Yambol

St Nikolai's Church, Yambol, Snow,

After heavy and drifting snow in Yambol today, St Nikolai Church stands amidst a white foreground and background for the rest for the week nat least according to the weather forecast.

Monday, 26 February 2018

The Kukeri Festival Continues to Climax in Yambol

Kukeri, Festival, Climax, Yambol, Bulgaria,

Kukeri is firmly well into the third day and reached its climax in Yambol this weekend. Bulgaria is famed for this cultural festival and it all happens in Yambol.

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Kukeri Are in Yambol

Kukeri, Yambol,

This weekend saw the traditional Kukeri festival in Yambol. Beginning Friday evening and going through to Sunday it is probably the biggest event of the year for Yambol. No fear of evil spirits hanging around after the events over the weekend.

Saturday, 24 February 2018

The Martenitsa Stall in Yambol

Martenitsa, Yambol, Baba Marta, 1st March, Bulgaria,

The 1st of March is Baba Marta Day in Bulgaria. Up and running is a Martenitsa Stall in Yambol selling the traditional red and white adornments presented to family and friend on that day.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Yambol Preparing for the Famous Kukeri Event

Yambol, Bulgaria, Famous, Kukeri, Event,

Bulgaria is steeped in tradition that goes back thousands of years. In Yambol each year the Kukeri Event takes place with preparations well under way. A feast of colour and scary dressings to send the evil spirits away.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

A Healthy Silver Birch Tree in Yambol

Healthy, Silver Birch, Tree, Yambol,

What caught my eye was the vibrancy of this Silver Birch tree in Yambol City Centre Garden. A very healthy specimen of this variety of tree is a sight to see with a backdrop of brilliant blue Yambol Sky.

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'.

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