Sunday, 31 March 2019
wondering what all the din was, I investigated and found a hole was being drilled in the grounds of St Nicholas Church in Yambol. Not quite sure why but holes are made to be filled so will find out in due course.
Saturday, 30 March 2019
Friday, 29 March 2019
Typical Bulgarian improvisation when a set of steps are needed on the cheap. they work just as well as any other steps and the pallets in Yambol are freely available either free or for next to nothing as old pallets are firewood at the end of their life.
Thursday, 28 March 2019
Imported each day from local villages this milk vending machine provided unpasteurized milk to locals in the Yambol area. At 1.20 leva per litre cheaper and better than any supermarket can provide. Perfect for yoghurt making.
Wednesday, 27 March 2019
There has been a new wave of fitness and gymnastic apparatus scattered around Yambol usually next to apartment blocks. this one is brightly coloured and can't be missed. It is used frequently by locals of all ages.
Tuesday, 26 March 2019
Memories of a deceased family member are remembered by placing a poster and a plant onto a tree in Yambol. This is seen each year in this spot and is respected even though it is past by, by many children next to a big school
Monday, 25 March 2019
Lidl supermarket in Yambol is seen here. One of the places I hate to visit for so many reasons. More reasons than my partner who also dislikes it. you will see British expatriates shopping here as they seel exactly the same goods in this store as you would find in a Lidl the UK.
Sunday, 24 March 2019
Damp walls are not pleasant so some form of diversion of water is needed to cure this. Here is a typical gutter drainage system is often seen in Yambol that would cure the problem. The bucket at the end of the water run, however, would only cope with a small shower of rain.
Saturday, 23 March 2019
10-litre water bottles have many uses in Yambol and sights like this are often seen using the dead weight to hold a barrier up. In this instance falling cement form a balcony is the danger and neede to be cordoned off.
Friday, 22 March 2019
Thursday, 21 March 2019
.Amongst all the religious icons for sale sits a cat in this shop window. Everything you see here is for sale except the cat. Looks quite interested with what is going past the window each day.
Wednesday, 20 March 2019
There is always something different about some of the buildings found in Yambol. this example o unique architecture was found with the guard dog outside. the building sells religious artifactures, which you can just see in the window.
Tuesday, 19 March 2019
After 14 years after first coming to Yambol I finally found the sign for the Turkish Mosque in Yambol. It is placed quite high up on one of the walls and certainly well above eye level which is why many people miss it. Commonly known as Eski Cami (Ebu Bekir) it is always a reminder of the Ottoman Rule and therefore not looked upon fondly here.
Monday, 18 March 2019
I have lost count of the times I see a sight like this. Cobblestones removed and left in an incomplete state. There is a temptation to have a go at the cobblestone puzzle myself to tidy the site up. no doubt is will be completed b u cobblestone maestroes over time.
Sunday, 17 March 2019
There are many tucked away treasures to be found in Yambol and here's one that not many people see. It looks like the family is Turkish with the distinctive hat and that wold make sense as it placed very near the Turkish Mosque.
Saturday, 16 March 2019
You will find a memorial with a little seating area and garden in front of the Turkish Mosque that sits in the centre of Yambol. Not often used by locals, maybe because of the other numerous seating areas in the city and away from reminders of Ottoman Rule.
Friday, 15 March 2019
The bigger the company the bigger the advertisements, this is especially true to form here in Yambol. ABC Builders' Merchant are the biggest in the area and this advertisement is commensurate to that.
Thursday, 14 March 2019
Tomorrow is the 15th March 2019 and the statue that stands in Yambol City Gardens is going to be unveiled. Up until then it remains a secret covered with black sheets and cling film.
Wednesday, 13 March 2019
At first I wondered why someone would put graffiti with a bad spelling of a healthy breakfast on the Ebu Bekir Mosque in Yambol. then I realised it is really means muslim, yet still curious as to why a label is needed on the mosque.
Tuesday, 12 March 2019
Brexit is a mess and it is embarrassing for me as Brit. However, the pound remains high in the Bureau Exchange and that good news for me with a pension paid in sterling.
Monday, 11 March 2019
A decommissioned army tank is seen here being delivered to Yambol's Battle of Glory Museum. All traffic stopped with the wide birth involved going up the wrong way of a one way street due to a wide turning circle needed.
Sunday, 10 March 2019
Yambol celebrates the 20th Year of the Kukeri Festival this year. We are the centre of this pagan celebration going back before the spread of Christianity. It has survived Roman times, the Ottoman Rule and Communism times and has a renaissance enjoyed by all in Yambol each year now.
Saturday, 9 March 2019
Friday, 8 March 2019
Lovely to see a new Silver Birch tree being planted replacing the tree that was recently cut during renovation of the city centre in Yambol. In a few year it will be as big as the Silver Birch tree seen a few yards away.
Thursday, 7 March 2019
Sometimes some things I see are so typically Bulgarian and this is a fine example. A simple cobblestone placed under a downpipe solves the issue economically. No need for brackets and screws. This has worked for many years looking at the dated downpipe.
Wednesday, 6 March 2019
What struck me here was the sequence of metal arches with an occasional exaggerated one on a concrete wall. Then I realised the wall is decorated with a variety of graffiti art and advertising. not quite sure why the wall is there though as it doesn't keep people in or out.
Tuesday, 5 March 2019
Very much a common styled seating area here is duplicated in Yambol Cit Centre Garden. Shaded by trees will be very useful in the summer months. Waste bins by the side will be utilised as alwasy here in Yambol.
Monday, 4 March 2019
This swimming pool can be found in a separate block in the Mathematics School complex int he centre of Yambol. As you can see it not many people use it early in the morning but it does get full of students after lunchtime. Water temperature is a warm 27 C.
Sunday, 3 March 2019
With the sun behind the unknown cyclist in Yambol City Park it creates a silhouette with the dark foreground in shade. the tyres of the bicycle have been repaired biit the chain has been dislodged somehow.
Saturday, 2 March 2019
Each year the wooden horse situation in Yambol City Park gets darker with he aging of the wood. It has to date stood the test of time being manhandled by children and adults consistently clambering over it.
Friday, 1 March 2019
Just before spring arrives we have new water fountains up and running in Yambol City Park. This place is used frequently by thirsty folk in warmer weathers. As yo can see the water pressure is very strong judging by where the water has landed.
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