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The Buzludzha monument from Bulgaria

Posted by rod - 14.03.2012

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The Buzludzha monument is one of Bulgarias most interesting and the largest communist era buildings. Opened in 1891 by the Bulgarian communist regime to commemorate the battle between Bulgarian rebels and Stefan Karadzha and the Turks.

British photographer Timothy Allen had the chance to visit this enormous concrete monument to capture its forgotten past. At first glance it looks like a spaceship had landed on the hillside. Approaching the entrance of Buzludzha Socialist slogans written in large Cyrillic letters great the visitors. Inside the building mosaics pay tribute to former Bulgarian and Soviet communist leaders like Dimitar Blagoev,Georgi Dimitrov, Todor Zhivkov, Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, Vladimir Lenin and Leonid Brezhnev in addition to the hammer and sickle.

For more info check out Timothy’s site.

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Kukeri – traditional Bulgarian ritual

Posted by rod - 28.06.2011

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“Kukeri [ Bulgarian: кукери ; singular : кукер,kuker ]  is a traditional Bulgarian ritual to scare away evil spirits, with a costumed man performing the ritual. The costumes cover most of the body and include decorated wooden masks of animals  / sometimes double-faced /  and large bells attached to the belt. Around New Year and before Lent, the kukeri walk and dance through the village to scare evil spirits away with the costumes and the sound of the bells, as well as to provide a good harvest, health, and happiness to the village during the year.” Photography by Ivo Christov

Have you attended any traditional Rituals?

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Traditional Bulgarian decoration

Posted by rod - 08.03.2010

Traditional Bulgarian decoration created by Stefan Kanchev

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Bulgarian stamps by Stefan Kanchev

Posted by rod - 24.08.2009

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Bulgarian stamps by Stefan Kanchev.

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