Monday’s Travel Photos – Plovdiv Old Town, Bulgaria

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The history of Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s second largest city after Sofia, spans 6,000 years and includes periods of Thracian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman occupation, all of which can be seen in its attractive architecture. The old town has been extensively renovated with many painted façades, particularly from the Bulgarian Revival period in the 19th century. Here are just a few examples.

Oriel windows are very common in Plovdiv, to provide maximum light

Oriel windows are very common in Plovdiv, to provide maximum light

The olive green house

Petko R. Slaveykov House

The tower of the church of

The tower of the church of Saints Konstantin and Elena

This house has a series of oriel windows, making maximum use of light in a narrow street

This house in Strumna Street has a series of oriel windows, making maximum use of light in a narrow street

Here you can see several different types of façades

Here you can see several different types of façades

Another oriel window

Another oriel window on the house of Louka Balabanov

Lamartine, the French poet, lived here for a short time

Lamartine, the French poet, lived here for a short time

Hindyan house, one of the oldest and most richly decorated

Hindlyan house, one of the oldest and most richly decorated

The ethnographic museum

The ethnographic museum

The blue house

The blue house

 

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5 Responses to Monday’s Travel Photos – Plovdiv Old Town, Bulgaria

  1. Judi Knoop says:

    Wow, the houses are gorgeous! So much history, it looks a beautiful city to visit.
    Might have to add Bulgaria to the list!

  2. Anna says:

    I am really pleased to see your expressive pictures from my native part of the town!Warmest regards from Anna and Rumen

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