On my way to my Bulgarian lesson today, I snapped a bunch of photos of Mladost.
It’s officially fall here.
There are a few more photos after the jump and nearly two-dozen in Flickr. Check them out, okay!? (more…)
It’s been raining all week. So much so that yesterday in my Bulgarian lesson I learned: дано да не вали (something like: hopefully it wont rain). But learning this did little to change the weather patterns.
Yes, it’s still raining. I guess it’s officially fall in Sofia. Normally, I’d say that I like and dislike rain in equal parts. Today, I am not so sure.
Two mornings ago I noticed that the Billa sing/bag was lying on its side on the ground in Mladost.
This surprised me for two reasons. First, I had no idea how big the bag actually was. It’s big. Second, I couldn’t tell if it had fallen or if it had been taken down. By the time I saw it, it was propped up on some packing flats of plywood but I wasn’t sure if it was an attempt to keep the sign out of the muddy grass.
It’s been rainy lately.
On the way home today, I found myself thinking about the metro project. The last metro on the line closest to my house is Mladost 1.
I live in Mladost 1A.
So, I’ve been thinking about the giant hole fondly as Metro: Mladost 1A.
That’s how clever I am. Or not.
Nope, I didn’t give the hole a great name. Nope. Every time, I’ve walked by I’ve called Mladost 1A.
But for some reason, tonight was the night that I realized how ridiculous it would be to actually name the stop Mladost 1A.
First, it doesn’t roll off the tongue and second, it’s a pretty lack luster. Oh and what’s the difference really between Mladost 1 and Mladost 1a?!
Thus my question: does the soon-to-be-new-stop have a name? What is it?
Saw these signs on the way home from school today.
Apparently the Monster Truck Show tonight beat out the Scorpions.
A monster truck shows seems uniquely American to me but this said, why shouldn’t the Bulgarians also enjoy monster trucks?!
It was bound to happen. The metro is growing. There’s been a large hole by the Billa for months. But I never actually considered the road that I used everyday to get to school would close due to construction. Until Monday morning when there was more fencing up than ever before. Then Monday after school the road was closed.
Humpf. My shortcut was gone. I had to walk back out to the main road and take a longer route home. I am a creature of habit. I don’t like surprises or changes like this. Irrational and unreasonable? Oh yes.
But at least I know this about myself.
Anyhow, these things happen. There are two giant holes down the street from me that at some point will be a metro. Maybe the road closure is progress. Maybe it’s just annoying.
Most days I have my camera with me but of course, when you see the most amazing things you don’t have it, can’t find it your bag or while you’re digging around you miss the moment. All of the above happen to me more than I’d like to admit but recently I caught these two photos.
Notice the coordinating track suit-esque outfits? (more…)