Photographer's Note

On TE, there are a lot of pictures of Alexander Nevski Cathedral and Vazov National Theatre but only three photos of Saint Sofia Church. It may seem nothing special but in fact, I found it very interesting. It is the second oldest church in the Bulgarian capital, dating to the 4th century. In the predecessor building took place the Council of Serdica held most probably in 343 and attended by 316 bishops. In the 14th century, the church gave its name to the city, previously known as Sredets (Средец). The basic cross design of the present basilica, with its two east towers and one tower-cupola, is believed to be the fifth structure to be constructed on the site and was built during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian I in the middle of the 6th century (527-565). It is thus a contemporary of the better-known Hagia Sophia church in Constantinople. (from Wikipedia).
In the Workshop, two photos from the interior. General view and the scene of baptism.

The Monument to the Unknown Soldier is a monument in the centre of Sofia, located just next to the 6th-century Church of St Sophia. The monument commemorates the hundreds of thousands of Bulgarian soldiers who died in wars defending their homeland.

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