site.btaInvisible Sofia Exhibition On in City Garden until Dec. 8
The Invisible Sofia Exhibition will be on in the Open Air Gallery in the capital's City Garden in front of the National Theatre between November 28 and December 8. It is staged by the Programata culture and art platform.
The exhibition takes visitors back in time, along forgotten streets, where hidden treasures of Secession architecture can be seen. The craftsmanship of Bulgarian and foreign architects who changed the city's image between the Liberation from Ottoman rule in 1878 and World War II is still there, in the exquisite details on the facades which turn buildings into works of art.
Many of these paragons of beauty and culture are sinking into oblivion, invisible to the busy city dweller. Harking back to bygone eras, those buildings remind passers-by of the value of cultural memory and the layers of history that lie beneath the surface.
Photographers Boni Bonev, Vanyo Dimitrov, Georgi Andinov, Georgi Velichkov and Nikola Nikolov capture the atmosphere of old Sofia and revive the spirit and beauty of the cultural and historical past of the capital. Their different perspectives spotlight the need to preserve Sofia's architectural heritage.