Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Ripe Yambol Apples Free For Passers By

Ripe, Yambol, Apples, Free, Passers By,

It is quite a mystery as to why people buy apples from grocers at this time of year. There are ripe apples for picking in the streets of Yambol right now that are by far tastier than the shelved varieties in supermarkets. I know having picked and eaten the apples you see here.

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Weathered Sign Pointing to Tundzha (Hotel) in Yambol

Weathered, Sign, Tundzha Hotel, Yambol,

I'm not sure that many people would notice this weathered sign pointing to Tundzha (Hotel) in Yambol. Not being entirely legible it seems a pointless piece fo furniture on the streets now.

Monday, 29 July 2019

Mickey Mouse and Minnie at Yambol's Billa Supermarket

Mickey Mouse, Minnie, Yambol, Billa, Supermarket

Old Cartoon Characters never die what with the trend of retro phases, especially at supermarkets. Mickey Mouse and Minne are probably the oldest cartoon characters and now feature as part of Yambol's Billa Supermarket promotion gimmick. Of course, most people fall for it and buy more.

Sunday, 28 July 2019

Single Bloom on a Tall Hollyhock Plant in Yambol

Single Bloom, Tall Plant, Yambol, Hollyhock,

I quite felt sorry for this single bloom on this hollyhock plant in Yambol. A lonely figure on the top of the plant gives the feel of the star at the top of a Christmas tree.

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Small Display in a Yambol Apartment Block Entrance

Small Display, Yambol, Yambol Apartment Block, Entrance,

Seen in the entrance as I entered a Yambol Apartment Block was a small display on a table. I nice touch for the community to pass as they enter and leave their homes.

Friday, 26 July 2019

Block Two in Yambol

Block Two, Yambol,

You will find this style of information on many apartment blocks in Yambol. A simple written text telling people what the apartment block number is. No frills or fancy signs, just a handwritten feature. 

Thursday, 25 July 2019

Tree Betwixt Two Yambol Garages

Tree, Betwixt, Yambol, Garages,

There's not much space between these two garages, but enough for a tree to take hold and force its way out. Heading towards the light the tree leans out to capture.

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Toilet Extension Made in Yambol

Toilet, Extension, Made in Yambol, Yambol,

Seemingly there wasn't a toilet in the original design of this Yambol property. No problem, just get a few more brick and add an extension and, 'Hey Presto!' we have one. You can see the plastic sewerage pipe going underground at the bottom of the structure.

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Tree Taller than an Apartment Block in Yambol

Tree, Taller, Apartment Block, Yambol,

the height of trees in Yambol in quite deceptive. Only when you put it in context do you realise that these trees are giants. this one is taller than an 8 storey apartment block in Yambol.

Monday, 22 July 2019

Figs For Free on Yambol Streets

Figs, Free, Yambol Streets, Yambol,
It never fails to amaze me that you can walk the streets of Yambol and find free food. In this instance, there are figs for free. Not quite ripe yet but will be in a few weeks.

Sunday, 21 July 2019

Number Thirty-Three, on a Yambol Garage - Simple!

Number Thirty-Three, Yambol, Garage, Simple,

There is something that evokes beauty from something done in its simplest form. This garage is numbered thirty-three and done plain and simple from probably leftover from a whitewashing paint job.

Saturday, 20 July 2019

A Community Vegetable Plot in Yambol

Community, Vegetable Plot, Yambol,

With so many people living together in an apartment block it is good to see the community vegetable plot in place of the normal grass, weeds and sporadic flowers. It is, of course, the older generation who tend to these plots.

Friday, 19 July 2019

The Simplest Seating Area Set Up in Yambol

Simplest, Seating Area, Set Up, Yambol,

Two blocks of concrete laid to make a simple seating area in the shade of an apartment block wall. Probably the coolest place in the area out fo the sun in the summer. Cushions not included.

Thursday, 18 July 2019

This is What the Wind Did In Yambol

Wind, Yambol,

After decades of growth, this tree was destroyed after one night of strong winds in Yambol. Even healthy trees fall to the calls of extreme weather.

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Cleaned But Still Dirty T-Shirt Hung Dry in Yambol

Cleaned, Dirty, T-Shirt, Dry, Yambol,

It didn't go unnoticed when I passed a house in Yambol. Seeing a T-Shirt hanging out to dry, even though it had been washed, it remained dirty. Guess it would be used for gardening and not to a special event.

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Modern Artwork on a Yambol Garage Door

Modern, Artwork, Yambol, Garage Door,

Naturally occurring modern artwork can be seen here on a garage door in Yambol. It is, of course, the work of the elements of weather on man-made materials.

Monday, 15 July 2019

Gypsy Women Street Cleaners Were Here in Yambol

Gypsy, women, men. Street Cleaners, Yambol,

Periodically we get Gypsies cleaning up the streets of Yambol. Removing stubborn perennial weeds embedded in pavement cracks and general sweeping is all part of the service. Gypsy men come later with a truck on to collect the filled bags you can see in the picture. 

Sunday, 14 July 2019

Free Plums Ready For Picking in Yambol Streets

Free, Plums, Ready For Picking, Yambol, Streets,

A typical sight this time of year where free picking of ripe plums can be found in the streets fo Yambol. Quite often Gypsies will raid the trees and sell them to Bulgarian to make the rakia, (fruit brandy).

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Yambol's Theatre - A Grand View From All Angles

Yambol's Theatre, Yambol, A Grand View, All Angles,

Yambol's theatre never fails to please the ye whatever the angle pictures are taken from. I like the way the Cyrillic carved out name of Yambol is captured on the left bottom of the picture

Friday, 12 July 2019

Flags out in Yambol City Centre

Flags, Yambol City Centre, Yambol,

A fine array of flags out flying in Yambol City Centre. From left to Right the flag of Yambol is followed by The Bulgarian flag and ends with the European Union Flag. Another Bulgarian flag stands proud above them all. Nothing pretentious about this.

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Row of Fountains in Yambol City Centre

Row, Fountains, Yambol City Centre, Yambol,

A spectacular view sitting on a bench in Yambol City Centre. The row of fountains makes a big difference to the atmosphere of the City Centre, especially on a hot summer day.

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

The Fountain in Yambol City Park

Fountain, Yambol City Park, Yambol,

A major stopping point for many people when walking through Yambol City Park. The fountain with two boys and a fish expelling water somehow pushes people to through coins in the pool. They are gathered up by Gypsies later in the day though.

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Vibrant Display of Flowers in Yambol City Park

Vibrant Display, Flowers, Yambol City Park, Yambol,

NMew Season, newly laid flowerbed with vibrant elements to it in Yambol City Park. You can see the fountain in the distance, but the flower display is quite a distraction to that.

Monday, 8 July 2019

Conkers Forming in Yambol Like Old Barbaric Weapons

Conkers, Yambol, Old, Barbaric Weapons,

These conkers that hang from a tree in Yambol remind me of old barbaric weapons used to swing and maim enemies. No such actions sought here other than conker games in the Autumn.

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Eerie Trees in Yambol City Park

Eerie Trees, Yambol, Yambol, City Park,

Walking past this tree in Yambol City Park gave me the creeps. Eerie trees indeed as it give the impression of leaning over willing to grab you. Harry Potter needs to appear.

Saturday, 6 July 2019

View of the Tundzha River From a Flower Bed in Yambol City Park

View, Yambol, Tundzha River, Flower Bed, Yambol City Park,

Another view from Yambol City Park. This time the reflective waters of the River Tundzha can be seen beyond the flower bed foreground. Hundreds of people walk past this position each day, most not noticing the river as they pass.

Friday, 5 July 2019

Unstable House Wall From Broken Downpipe in Yambol

Unstable, House, Wall, Broken Downpipe, Yambol,

the condition of this house wall in Yambol is unstable due to a broken downpipe. That has been the case for years looking at the results over time. In fact, it would have been less serious without a downpipe at all as the water is concentrated from the top bit that remains.

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Life Thriving in a Concrete Crack in Yambol

Life, Thriving, Concrete, Crack, Yambol,

Quite amazing how life can be created just from a crack in a tough concrete base in Yambol. A little substance for roots too feed on, moisture and sunlight and life is created. Like I said, amazing!

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

A Tree and a Three in Yambol

Tree, Three, Yambol,

Just as I was about to pass a tree I saw the number three in the background. The word tree and three rhyme so that was the first thought. Then I realised, when a Bulgarians say, 'three' they actually say 'tree' as they cannot pronounce the 'th'. So there is much more to the picture that first supposed.

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Toad Found in a Yambol Garden

Toad, Found, Yambol, Garden,

It's not many gardens in Yambol that can boast about having a toad in residence. This one has but it doesn't look too happy in the sweltering heat we are experiencing right now.

Monday, 1 July 2019

First Sign of Autumn in Yambol?

First Sign, Autumn, Yambol,

It is only the 1st July yet after seeing an autumnal vine leaf on the ground, is this the first sign of Autumn in Yambol?

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