This week we return to Sofia, Bulgaria. There is one statue above all in the city and that is the Statue of Sveta Sofia.
Sveta Sofia means Saint Sofia. It was erected in 2000. What is interesting about it’s location is that the statue of Lenin used to occupy it.
These pictures were taken on two different trips to Sofia, hence the snow in one and the t-shirts in the other!
The Sveta Sofia is wearing a symbol of power – the crown. You can also find the symbol of fame in the wreath she is holding and wisdom – the owl resting on her arm. Apparently, the crown is also a reference to the Goddess of Fate – Tjuhe. It was inspired by the old emblem of Sofia dating back to 1900.
I would rather look at this beautiful statue instead of Lenin, wouldn’t you?
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