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Photos of Sofia – Bulgaria’s Intriguing Capital City

Photos of Sofia - Street lights

Photos of Sofia - cathedral door

Photos of Sofia - girl walking

Photos of Sofia - inside Russian church

Photos of Sofia - Graffitti

PHotos of sofia - statue

Phots of Sofia- Train Station

PHots of Sofia - Russian church

Sofia, Bulgaria’s capital, left me with plenty of lingering images. Here are a few that I managed to capture in pixels in the second city stop on my Iron Route journey…I hope you enjoy these photos of Sofia, the words will come soon.

16 Responses to Photos of Sofia – Bulgaria’s Intriguing Capital City

  1. JoAnna December 9, 2011 at 3:24 pm #

    I absolutely love your first image in this post. Gorgeous lights!

    • Abi December 31, 2011 at 2:14 pm #

      Thank you! There’s something so cosy about those lanterns, something atmospheric that modern lights just can’t pull off…

  2. Eurotrip Tips December 9, 2011 at 4:36 pm #

    Amazing. I love how you capture the tiniest details and make them into something so beautiful!

    • Abi December 31, 2011 at 2:17 pm #

      Thank you. Sofia’s not a city built for sweeping panoramics but it does have plenty of details worth stopping to admire.

  3. Paul McManus December 9, 2011 at 4:46 pm #

    Great pictures, thanks for sharing. I’ll have to add Bulgaria to my list of places to visit!

    • Abi December 31, 2011 at 2:18 pm #

      Cheers. I only got to see the capital this time – so I’m adding Bulgaria back onto my list for the future too ;)

  4. dtravelsround December 9, 2011 at 7:42 pm #

    I love the little tagged stands all over Bulgaria!! I spent about three weeks in Bulgaria and found it to be a really great place (minus the super touristy Sunny Beach, which had its own little charms).

    • Abi December 31, 2011 at 2:09 pm #

      A few people mentioned “tags” on twitter – is that a US term for graffitti? #feellikeanumpty ;)

  5. Stephanie - The Travel Chica December 11, 2011 at 11:25 pm #

    Love these photos. I’m a sucker for cool, old doors.

    • Abi December 31, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

      Ha! Glad someone else is! I must have hundreds of photos of them from places I’ve visited. (I’m also partial to a decorative manhole cover, as they usually have the place name and coat of arms/other symbol on them ;) )

  6. Neha December 12, 2011 at 12:41 pm #

    These are gorgeous! Love the focus on patterns, and how well they work together.

    • Abi December 31, 2011 at 2:00 pm #

      Thanks Neha – was great to finally meet you in Zagreb!

  7. Amanda December 14, 2011 at 1:06 am #

    Very nice photos! Sofia’s on my list of places I plan to visit next summer when I travel around Eastern Europe. So it’s nice to get a little taste of what to expect here on your blog!

    • Abi December 31, 2011 at 2:00 pm #

      Thank you! There’ll be more over the next few months so please do come back and take another look. (Or if you’d prefer, you can subscribe by email) Hope to see you again soon and I hope you have a great time in Eastern Europe.

  8. sofia airport April 17, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

    Beautiful photos of Sofia, Bulgaria. Congratulations!!

    • Abi April 18, 2012 at 11:09 am #

      Thank you. It is a beautiful city in the centre – just a little wild at the edge!