Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Another Sofia Day

These pictures are all from Saturday in Sofia. It was another gorgeous day and we did a lot of walking again. This top picture is of the old Turkish baths building. It's in really bad shape and is being renovated, so you can't go inside. This site is an ancient baths and mineral springs site, dating back to Roman times.
This is St. Nedalya church, right next to the Sheraton. We never went inside, but when we walked by it on Sunday it was really crowded.

Sofia herself, supposedly. It's a modern statue and sits in a crossroads across from Tzum. To me, she's ugly, but well... she's the city's symbol.

And here is the oldest church in Sofia, dating back to the 4th century. It's surrounded by the Sheraton and the Presidential residence, oddly enough. The excavations around it are from the old Roman-era village that surrounded it.


quiltlion said...

Meg, Sofia is just beautiful! You go to the most intresting places! I just love living vicariasly through you! Lyn G

Meg said...

Thank you! I love visiting all over, and Sofia's definitely worth a few days - especially if you like shopping. It's very inexpensive.

Maureen said...

enjoying your pictures of your trip - love the way that they have just built around the old church and the ruins...quite bizarre looking