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Sofia 2016 (part 2)

Also see part 1. This part features more commieblocks and also shows you the National Palace of Culture (NDK), a large congress center from 1981. All photos taken with the Sony RX100 compact camera from 12 to 14 October 2016.

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11.DBSH stands for 'Drinking Boys Sofia Hooligans', supporters of football (soccer) club Lokomotiv Sofia.


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18. National Palace of Culture (Национален дворец на културата), shortened to NDK (НДК).


19. A large congress center from 1981.


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22. The walls of the NDK are decorated with art. Well, some people might find it beautiful.


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40. Artwork on the outside of the NDK.


41. The Church of St George (Ротонда „Свети Георги“) from the 4th century is considered the oldest building in Sofia.


42. The St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral (Храм-паметник Свети Александър Невски) was built between 1892 en 1912.


43. The cathedral's gold-plated dome is 45 m high (148 ft).


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51. The graffiti '1914' is quite common, it is the year that football (soccer) club Levski Sofia was founded.


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55. After the fall of Communism in 1989 people opened 'klek' shops in basement with low rents, the sales hatch/window is near ground level.


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60. Central Market Hall (Централни софийски хали) from 1911 with behind the Banya Bashi Mosque (Баня баши джамия) from 1576.


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63. The Pirotska street was the first pedestrian-only zone shopping street in Sofia.


64. The former headquarters of the Bulgarian Communist Party.


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75. The "1300 years Bulgaria" monument celebrates the founding of the country. After it was completed in 1981 the monument felt into disrepair because of poor construction.


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81. National Palace of Culture (Национален дворец на културата), shortened NDK (НДК).


82. The products are displayed fabulously, but you buy from the hatch/window.
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Such an interesting place. Thanks for sharing!
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Nice photos as usual. Some of those residential areas look quite depressing, but seem to be full of residents. Are they lively neighbourhoods? Where do the old people and young kids enjoy themselves?
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Sofia is one of the richest countries in the world, all pictures clearly show so.
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i like this one
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Sofia seems like an interesting city to visit.
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