Monthly Archives: October 2014

Spiš Castle

Rupea Citadel

A Drive Through Transylvania

Bran Castle

Bellu Cemetery

Palace of Parliament

Peleș Castle

Frolicking Bulgarian Birds

Strange Fountain

Strange Fountain

The other day, as Erika and I were wandering around the central square in Ruse, Bulgaria, we stopped to look at an odd fountain. For the life of us, we could not make out what it was the man was carrying and/or struggling with. Was it an alligator? In Bulgaria?

Then, as we puzzled over the figure, we noticed a handful of frolicking Bulgarian birds-sparrows, we think-splashing around in the water. It’s short, but it was so adorable, we had to share since it provided a nice juxtaposition to the somewhat grotesque figure above.

Bulgarian Changing of the Guard

After the amazing chance encounter with the Greek soldiers demonstrating changing of the guard, I was excited to see if we could watch the Bulgarian changing of the guard.

At the beginning of the video, the soldiers are coming out to change the guard. Their long stomping strides reminded me of toy soldiers with a hint of ballet technique.

After changing the guard, the troop returns to the barracks from whence they came. It was neat to see. I now want to see each of the different style as we progress and I regret not investigating if Turkey had one.

Below is an edited version of the video I shot. Some parts are shaky because I realized I was in their path and had to move out of the way. Enjoy!