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... Istanbul. The faded copper colour contrasts smartly with the gold domes.
Inside there was a morning service. There were no pews for the parishioners. I lurked about in the wings and the back of the church. The lower segment of the church was marble. There were painted depictions on most walls, most areas fairly complete albeit the grime of the candle wax over the years has darkened the interior appreciably. No pictures were allowed inside. Devotees lit candles. ...
... said there were two and obviously that wouldn't work out for us. We think its a bit weird, the trains never sell out and especially from bulgaria, it's not exactly a peak tourist or backpacker country but hey all good, we just walked over to the bus station which was next door and we are now sitting and waiting for the 8.30 pm bus which will take about four hours less than the train. We will arrive in Istanbul around 5-6.30 am. Hope the seats ...
... There may have been arbors elsewhere, but the streets were certainly lined with them with the little grape leaf buds.
We parked on the road below the monastery since the parking lot was filled - Saturday being a very popular day to visit the monastery. We entered the courtyard surrounded with tiers of arches containing rooms for the 800 monks who once lived here. Now there are only 3 monks who provide morning and evening services daily. ...
... of the first....and one of the few. So I could sit where I wanted - or so the young man near me advised.
On the drive back I got to enjoy more of the scenery from the window. We had gone up into the mountains, probably over a pass, because as we wound around the hairpin turns, we were near the top, and then we descended into a another river valley. Even though there were obvious fields, nothing was growing much at this point, and ...
... have all been through the country since many centuries before good old J.C. saw the light of day. As such, one would expect that Sofia would be teeming with history, but because Bulgaria chose the wrong side in the last world war, many things have been destroyed by enemy bombing. Of course, decades of Soviet occupancy didn't help either.
The capital itself is located on a plateau 545 metres above sea level at the foot ...