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.

Monday, 25 June 2018

The Museum of Battle Glory Entrance in Yambol

Museum of Battle Glory, Entrance, Yambol,,

Living very near to The Museum of Battle Glory in Yambol means I get to see the entrance of the site often. The place is well worth a visit with good reviews as you can see on this link: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g1893402-d10863093-Reviews-Museum_of_Battle_Glory-Yambol_Yambol_Province.html

Sunday, 24 June 2018

An Accidental Bitter/Sweet Decorated Lamp Post in Yambol

Bitter/Sweet, Decorated, Lamp Post, Yambol,

Many lamp posts are used as advertising mediums to mainly credit companies which I find quite invasive as I walk passed. This particular lamp post however took my eye with its almost fairground design. All done accidentally of course, but to good affect.

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Neglect and Waste a Common Sight in Yambol

Neglect, Waste, Yambol,

My blog description says that Yambol isn't the prettiest City in Bulgaria. This picture just typifies many areas of Yambol where you see neglect and waste. All part of the character of Yambol which to those who live with it is normal. But to visitors from the Western world quite a shock.

Friday, 22 June 2018

Sliva (Plums) Ripe for Picking on Yambol Streets

Sliva, Plums, Ripe, Picking, Yambol, Streets,

Food for free on the streets of Yambol is nearing the height of the season. This particular fruit is called sliva or plum. Sweet, full of vitamins and free to pick by passers by. Many people make rakia from these fruits but would probably look for a larger fruit variety.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

A Row Of Post Boxes in a Yambol Apartment Block

Post Boxes, Yambol, Apartment Block,

this was spotted as I entered one of Yambol's many Apartment Blocks. As you can a row of wooden post boxes each one with it's own key. I like the ides of the two holes drilled in each box so you can see if mail is there.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Inside An Elevator In One Of Yambol's Apartment Blocks

Elevator, Yambol, Apartment Blocks,

This is a view of one of the many elevators that are in service in Yambol Apartment blocks. I can tell you now that this particular one is in very good condition compared to some of the lifts I have experienced. Even though in good condition, nerves hit when using it. Just don't like heights full stop!

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Euro 1 Zone Shop Prominent in Yambol's City Centre High Street

Euro 1 Zone, Yambol, Shop, Yambol's City Centre, High Street,

With a very distinct and proud blue frontage this shop called Euro 1 Zone stands proud with cheap goods mostly from China and the Far East. Fills a need with poverty close at hand in Yambol with folk who needs to shop on a tight budget.

Monday, 18 June 2018

Children, Cuddly Toys Playing Sardines in Yambol City Centre

Children Toys, Sardines, Cuddly Toys, Yambol, Yambol City Centre,

As I often walk past this toy shop in Yambol City Centre thoughts are for the cuddly toys that are seemingly just thrown in the shop front window. Forcibly made to play sardines and looking very uncomfortable.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Linden Tree Lined Street in Yambol City Centre

Linden Tree, Street, Yambol, Yambol City Centre,

June is a wonderful time of the year to walk the Linden Tree Lined Streets of Yambol. The fresh green foliage twinkled with the bright yellow blossom of the linden accompanied by the sweet narcotic scent is an absolute joy.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Linden Tree Blossoms Ready for Picking in Yambol

Linden Tree, Blossoms, Yambol, Tea,

That familiar scent in the air in Yambol that comes from the Linden trees that are so abundant here. Many locals pick the blossoms which are now ready to be dried for a couple of days and used as an infusion for healthy herb tea. And all free! I also have my own supply picked this week now dried and stored ready fore use.

Friday, 15 June 2018

Insulting Name 'Lucky Cow' Seen in Yambol Supermarket

Insulting Name, Lucky Cow, Yambol, Supermarket,

I found this quite funny but was shocked initially with the name of this packet of sirene cheese. Lucky Cow is an insulting way of addressing someone albeit quite innocent in its conception without a wider knowledge of the English langage. Needless to say I did''t buy it, but not from the point of the name.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Dragonfly Hovering Over The Pond in Yambol City Park

Dragonfly, Hovering, Pond, Yambol City Park, Yambol,

An attractive replica of nature displayed before me as the dragonfly is seen hovering above the pond in Yambol City Park. Many locals are seen photographing this scene as you can see today in this picture.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Graffiti Art on Canvas Rather than Walls in Yambol City Park

Yambol, Graffiti, Art, Canvas, Walls, Yambol City Park,

Much more pleasing to the eye seeing graffiti art on canvas rather than illegally sprayed onto walls in the middle of the night. These examples shown are displayed in Yambol City Park, always a favourite venue to show of works from local Graffiti Artists.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

A Heron on the Banks of Yambol's River Tundzha

Heron, Bank, Yambol, River Tundzha,

Wildlife on Yambol's River Tundzha is thriving and today I spotted a Heron fishing on the bank of the River Tundzha. Always pleasure to cross this river as there is something different to see each time,

Monday, 11 June 2018

Yambol's City Park Bridge Nearing Completion

Yambol, Yambol's City Park, Bridge, Completion,

It has been quite a few months were the public cannot enter Yambol City Park due to the bridge being closed for renovation. There is now signs that it is nearing completion and will be so much more convenient for thousands who have to walk to the North entrance some distance away.

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Yambol's Tundzha River Flowing Southwards Seen From Sliven Road Bridge

Yambol, Tundzha River, Flowing, Southwards, Sliven Road, Bridge,

Yambol's Tundzha River forever meandering through Yambol seen here from the bridge on Sliven Road. Always the temptation to stop here and reflect on things with this view in front of you. I'm not the only one.

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Red Sycamore Seeds Ready to Helicopter Down in Yambol

Red, Sycamore, Seeds, Helicopter, Yambol,

I've seen literally hundreds of sycamore trees and their helicopter seeds ready to fall, but this is the first time I have seen a red variety. What fun it is to throw these seeds in the air and watch them helicopter down to the ground directed by the wind; Childish but fun!

Friday, 8 June 2018

Lilies Flowering In Yambol's City Park Pond

Lilies, Flowering, Yambol City Park, Pond, Yambol,

Always a treat to see flowers blossoming no matter what variety. These Lilies are more special than most and of course untouchable being in the middle of the pond in Yambol's City Park so they remain unpicked by the admiring passing public.

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Cats Sleeping on a Car Bonnet in Yambol

Cats, Sleeping, Car Bonnet, Yambol,

Strange place to see cats sleeping, but my neighbour's car bonnet is a favourite haunt for these tired cats. Busy all night chasing mice and rats, they deserve their rest. My neighbour is a cat lover by the way so he doesn't mind at all about this.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Yambol's Only Ginkgo Biloba Tree in Yambol City Park

Ginkgo Biloba Tree, Yambol City Park, Yambol,

Well did you guess that this Ginkgo Biloba Tree was in Yambol's City Park. Where else would you find it having been planted purposely to add to the enormous varieties of existing trees there. Notice the lowest branches are above the reach of people due to the leaves being taken as far as they can.

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

The Only Ginkgo Biloba Tree Known in Yambol

Ginkgo Biloba, Tree, Yambol,

As far as I know this is the only place in Yambol where you will find a Ginkgo Biloba tree. (Just the label given here.)  Prior to this year this label was not here and not many people knew about it. A friend pointed it out to me some seven or eight years ago. Can you guess where it is situated?

Monday, 4 June 2018

Three Boys a Fish and a Water Fountain in Yambol City Park

Three Boys, Fish, Water Fountain, Yambol City Park, Yambol,
Most pictures show this fountain from afar with the full moat and flower bed that surrounds it. Thought it would be different to focus on the three boys and the fish which make up the fountain feature. So here it is.

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Butterfly Nestling Amongst Beautiful Roses in Yambol City Park

Butterfly, Beautiful Roses, Yambol City Park, Yambol,

A scene set here with the butterfly nestling on top of the beautiful rose bed. Only this time of the year sees this scene with the roses in full bloom.

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Great Setting For Romantic Couples in Yambol City Park

Romantic Couples, Yambol City Park, Yambol,

You can imagine a romantic couple sitting here flirting on the bench surrounded by an arch of roses. A perfect place for proposals!

Friday, 1 June 2018

Bakadzhik Seen From Yambol

Bakadzhik, Yambol,

Bakadzhik always seen in the distance and seen from Yambol being such a dominant landmark. I always use it a reference to where I am on my bicycle when travelling around the area, Very beautiful and useful as well.

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