Sunday 4 September 2016

Shumen, Bulgaria

We spent 2 nights in Shumen, Bulgaria. I found this town interesting because of the contrasts. It's a pretty European town with a nice pedestrian area and relaxing parks. But it also has a massive socialist "Monument to 1300 Years of Bulgaria" on a hill overlooking the town and at one end of the pedestrian street are two abandoned unfinished buildings and a very 70s hotel.

Unfinished tower in the heart of downtown

Monument to 1300 Years of Bulgaria

People comment that the figures look like transformers

Ruins of 15th century Shumen Fortress

Tombul Mosque - still being restored

Our hotel room

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