The great Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto was so fascinated by ancient Greek architecture that in 1925 he designed a classic Mediterranean atrium for his brother’s house (“Casa Väinö”) in Alajärvi. This is just one of the curious facts that the Greek architect Konstantinos Xanthopoulos cites in his richly illustrated book, Alvar Aalto and Greece: Trailing Ariadne’s Thread (MELISSA Publishing House)
Every Monday without fail, Miss Harper visited her local library and took out two books. One on murder, the other on travel. In her mind, she had visited many countries and knew many details of their history and culture. She could lecture at length, to anyone who cared to listen.
I have always been intrigued by the trams of Sofia as they clatter and rock along their rickety tracks. People standing in the road muttering to themselves and looking for the next tram, which should have been here ages ago and when you get in the tram all life is here
Galya Clark is a journalist, who lives with her family in the UK. In Bulgaria she was reporter on the national newspapers, editor of a magazine, published in English, author and presenter of the television programme “Diplomatic missions” in EBF TV.
Nikolai hummed softly to himself, he was feeling emotional now he was at last back in his homeland and on his way home for Christmas. His throat had tightened and a tear had run down his face when he had cleared the border,