Arena di Serdica Residence Hotel
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... and congregation were facing away from us, with the priest in a central position facing a table and the congregation standing on two sides, in a semi-circle with an small aisle down the middle. The priest was chanting something that sounded like plainsong. At first we wondered what he was doing, because the table had every-day foods and other objects on it, but then I noticed that he seemed to be splashing holy water over the items so I ...
... hills but looking at it, you would think that the houses must be built on top of each other. Must have good foundations. We walked to Tsarevets Hill with the Patriarchal Church and a Royal Palace, naturally built in the best spot. Just outside Veliko Tărnovo is a village of Arbanassi where we went into the Church of Nativity. From the outside it looked like a barn but inside just blew us away. There were a number ...
... to the 6th-century Church of St Sophia, on 2 Paris Street. The monument commemorates the hundreds of thousands of Bulgarian soldiers who died in wars defending their homeland. Ceremonies involving the President of Bulgaria and foreign state leaders are often performed here.
... wish that some more of the paintings had survived in the caves, but that is what happens with time, the past is slowly covered. Now Elena and I had to walk, 1 Kilometer or more than half a mile for my American readers, up a hill and a car stopped to drive us most of the way. As an American I told Elena, I’m not getting into a stranger’s car, but she told me that this was common in Bulgaria. I was surprised that the guy ...
... set to become the capital of Bulgaria when they reached independence from the Ottoman Empire in the nineteenth century. Russia had liberated Bulgaria from the Turks in an act of altruism (I suppose) but also in order to gain influence in Balkan influence, to as a counter to Austro-Hungarian rule. It's this same 'altruism' that led Russia to declare war on Austria-Hungary in 1914 when Serbia was invaded. But the western powers such as France and Britain hoped to ...