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Sunset

“Nobody of any real culture, for instance, ever talks nowadays about the beauty of sunset. Sunsets are quite old fashioned. To admire them is a distinct sign of provincialism of temperament. Upon the other hand they go on.”

Oscar Wilde

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Film Day

Sometimes I get tired of my digital camera. And when that happens, I buy a roll of film, take out my old camera Zenit and start capturing the light…

Sofia Pt 3

Sunday morning. I was sitting in the hostel’s dinning room with my friends, having breakfast, when a young man came up to our table and spoke to us… in Russian! Later we found out that he was of Russian origin and that he is now studying at the Sofia’s University. The thing at moment was that we wanted to see the St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, but didn’t know how to get there, because we were completely unfamiliar with Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. So, that young man agreed to show us the city and to take us to the St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral! World is filled with good people. Thank you. What a day that was!

Sofia. Pt 2

Sofia. Pt 1

A few days ago I and my friends went to Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. What a wonderful and sweet that trip was. We went to a Bulgarian restaurant, different cafes, to a majestic Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, chocolate shops; and eventually we got lost. 🙂 More to come! Soon.

Tomorrow

A trip to Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.

Winter

It is coming. Sooner than you think. 

Into the Woods

Went biking into the woods with my friend Max. Here’s why I love Bulgaria.

Fall Pt2

Every morning I open my window to let the fresh air in the room and every morning I’m mesmerized how beautiful Bulgaria is during Autumn.

  Fall Pt1

Vyborg Pt2

This is the second part of the post about Vyborg, a city in Russia I visited this summer.

The thing that impressed me the most in Vyborg was the Tower of St Olaf; built in the 13th century, it is the one remaining tower of Vyborg Castle, a symbol and an architectural landmark of the city of Vyborg.

The fortress was conceived by Torkel Knutsson, the Lord High Constable of Sweden, who led in the 1290s a crusade to Karelia, the Third Finnish Crusade, which was actually aimed against the Russian state of Novgorod. He chose the location of the new fortress to command the Bay of Vyborg, which was a trading site already used by locals. From the bay, a river leads inland, ultimately connecting the place to several districts, lakes, and indirectly also to rivers going to Lake Ladoga.By request of Torkel Knutsson the main fortress tower was constructed in 1293.

The first couple of hours that I spent in Vyborg, it was pouring with rain. Not the best weather to walk in the old streets, to observe people, to sit comfortably on the bench in the beautiful park with a cup of coffee. But towards the noon, the weather changed in a blink of an eye! As you can see in the pictures, it is bright and sunny. Thank you, Vyborg, for that! What a nice way to greet your guests. 🙂

Here are some other cities that I wrote about: MoscowOdessaSt PetersburgL.A.Magadan. Enjoy traveling!

It’s an old custom to throw coins from the top of the Tower, so you will come back. I threw an extra one for all of you.

Inside the Tower of St Olaf.

Me and my nephew in a Vyborg’s cafe. Kate doesn’t like to be photographed. 🙂