Monday, 25 February 2019 17:42

WHAT TO DO WITH BULGARIA'S FLYING SAUCER?

Rightwing groups reject international calls for preservation of Communist-era heritage

Published in Vagabond Features
Monday, 25 February 2019 17:30

WHO WAS GEO MILEV?

Poet who lost an eye in the Great War, changed Bulgarian literature - and was assassinated for his beliefs

Published in High Beam
Sunday, 23 December 2018 11:24

URBEX BG, PART 2

Ruins of Bulgaria's recent past are around every corner, inviting exploration. Contunues from issue 146

Published in High Beam

Not all ruins are created equal. Regarded as pinnacles of human imagination and dexterity, ancient sites such as the Parthenon, the Great Wall and Stonehenge get scores of tourists and are a source of pride for their home countries. Abandoned modern housing projects, hospitals and factories, however, are perceived as eyesores and as signs of bad planning, bad economic or political luck, a tragedy even. They are not the things a tourist authority includes in its promotional materials.

Published in High Beam
Tuesday, 04 September 2018 07:52

STARA PLANINA'S FLYING SAUCER

Communist-era hilltop monument sits in windswept dereliction

Published in High Beam
Monday, 04 June 2018 14:02

DIMITROVGRAD BEYOND CHALGA

Bulgaria's largest open air bazaar brings life to textbook example of Stalinist architecture

Published in High Beam
Friday, 04 May 2018 13:22

MYSTERY PEAK

Was half-human Egyptian Goddess 'buried' in Strandzha?

Published in High Beam
Friday, 04 May 2018 13:04

CARS OF COMMUNISM

Still braving Bulgaria's roads

Published in High Beam
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 13:54

BULGARIA'S PARTIZANI MONUMENTS

When you travel around Bulgaria, from the capital to the smallest of villages, you will inevitably encounter monuments of stern men and sometimes women, with guns in their hands and passion in their eyes. Made of stone or bronze, these monuments adorn squares and streets, peek over the trees by roads, and form whole, often overgrown compounds.

Published in High Beam
Thursday, 28 December 2017 11:24

FROM UTOPIA TO DYSTOPIA

Smolyan is one of Bulgaria's best examples for Communist urbanism, and what became of it post-1989

Published in High Beam
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Society

AMERICA FOR BULGARIA FOUNDATION CELEBRATES BULGARIAN SUPERHEROES

AMERICA FOR BULGARIA FOUNDATION CELEBRAT…

Over 500 representatives of the Bulgarian NGO sector, entrepreneurs and diplomats attended the annual meeting of the America for Bulgaria Foundation with its grantees in Sofia, on 30 January. Everyday...

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ÉRIC LEBÉDEL: FRANCE'S AMBASSADOR ON MAV…

ÉRIC LEBÉDEL: FRANCE'S AMBASSADOR ON MAVRUD, BORDER AREAS AND DIFFICULT-TO-PRONOUNCE BULGARIAN PLACE NAMES

French Ambassador Éric Lebédel has lived in Sofia for almost three years, during which time he has managed not only to upkeep his duties as France's envoy to Bulgaria but...

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