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... well-looked-after until recently, so a great many of the frescos have faded or been damaged. Some still have remarkable color. It's very popular with visitors, but I wonder how long that will last. It's not very big inside, and I can't help thinking of all the breathing and humid bodies potentially further ruining the paint.
Our next church was Sveti Spas, "sveti" meaning saint and "spas" being the first few letters of the Greek word for savior; ...
... around the 4th century BC. The circlet was far too big for an ordinary head, so it's speculated that it was meant to sit atop a helmet that was found in the same tomb. The helmet has two small hooks on each side just above the ears, so archaeologists think the wreath attached to the hooks somehow.
After leaving mama, we drove two minutes to a park that contains a tomb of a 4th-century-BC Thracian ruler. The tomb is closed, but there is a ...
... the few towns we visited and stayed in, concrete abounds and most of the concrete is old, mouldy, grey and worn; and this was in the new housing developments. We tried to avert our eye from the older sections of town.
With that said (and out of our systems) some towns, like Shumen, had some fine pre-Communist era buildings to view, if you looked really hard.
Shumen is also the home ...
The border was 10 km ahead and there our rate of progress changed. The first 2 checks were relatively 'routine’ and then we came into a huge parking area technically in ‘no man’s land’ as there was a duty free shop. The vehicles were queued in 10 lanes and there was minimal movement.
There we sat in blazing heat (37°C) and parked on asphalt. We felt very sorry for those with kids. The officials had to stop ...
... driving. After maybe 10m, he stops saying „someone didn't close their door right. The light is on!" so all of us opened and closed our door to make sure everything was fine. Oops, the light was still on. What now?
„Oh, must be the trunk! Who didn't close it the whole way?“
„I think David was the one closing it.“
„No I wasn't“
„..... ..... .... did ANYONE close ...