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Hi, there,
Here you are a view of the central part of Sliven-a typical drowsy Bulgarian town where there are no shrinks but friends are still there to support and listen to.
You see as in Varna in some parts and in Sofia as well, the pedestrian walk is covered with the so-called Vratsa stone slates, a material largely used for beautifying the central parts of the socialist era towns and cities.
The low-storey blocks of flats you see are also an insignia of that epoch and more precisely the 1950s-60s. Some 500m from my home near the swimming pool by the beach, there are two such blocks.
Otherwise, what I most enjoyed in this town is its location, cuisine, its inhabitants' aimiability and the 100-year-old elm-tree. If only it could talk!
What else about Sliven? It's the birthplace of the first textile factory in Bulgaria, founded by Dobri Zhelyazkov during the Slavery.
Sliven is also known to be the place of the 100 guerillas, if believing to legends and historic reality, as a lot of fighters for National Freedom had Sliven and its surroundings as a birthplace.For exaple Hadzhi Dimitar,if I'm not wrong.
As to the shot, I preferred leaving the genuine colours almost intact.Jut resized and added a frame.

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