I was at a trip to Blagoevgrad today (there was an AmCham event that was held at the American University in Bulgaria, in the Blagoevgrad campus). Though that I was at a work trip, it was a nice couple-of-hours escape from the dusty and rainy Sofia.
I was particularly impressed on how silent that town was. The photo above was taken at almost noon, at the very center of the town. Quite peaceful town. Also, I took notice on how much the architecture of downtown Blagoevgrad brings back the times of the communist, pre-1989 era. The main square, the town hall (the big building in the center of the photo above), the town theatre (the utmost left building), even the building where the American University in Bulgaria is located (I took the photo from the terrace on the last floor of AUBG) are all in that heavy, fat, megalithic style.
You may wonder what is this red thing on the photo above. Well, personally I don’t know. I suppose it is something like a monument, most probably from the very same architectural era I just spoke about. Anyhow, it just made an impression on me while we passed with the van.
Anyhow, besides from my impression from the surrounding buildings (and monuments) I barely managed to get any other impressions for we were in town for merely 4 hours, most of which we spent in AUBG’s conference room. It was a nice trip.