By the end of the month Veliko Tarnovo is to have a functioning CCTV. 16 cameras are to be installed during the first stage of the project; they will cover the entrances and exits of the Old Capital as well as the heavy traffic junctions. They will be monitored at centres both at the Municipality and Police Station. The second stage of the CCTV project will see the mounting of 14 more cameras.
Free wireless internet access is also expected to be available within the next few months in all the public parks in Veliko Tarnovo. The green zones in the central part of the town are the first to benefit from the free Wi-Fi access.
The new movie theatre is set to open doors around the end of December. It is called Palace Cinema and will be accommodated in Mall Veliko Tarnovo at the premises previously hosting Arena Cinema. The place is presently being renovated and will offers better picture, sound and totally new interior so the wait is definitely going to be worth it.
The Bonfire Night is just around the corner and if you missed last year’s party at the village of Momin Sbor now is the time to make plans for this Saturday. A British expat has been organizing Guy Fawkes Nights in the village of Momin Sbor for some years now and this year is not going to be an exception. This is going to be the fourth annual Bonfire Night. Wildrovers Ltd will be holding their Guy Fawkes Party on Saturday, November, 5th from 6.30 pm.
This is a charitable event and all the funds raised will go towards Velvet Hearts – a local animal rescue charity. Miglena Dzhurova, who founded the organization, has recently bought a new plot of land with the aid of a German charity support group. The construction of a new animal shelter on the grounds is scheduled for the spring, and the host of the party is hoping that with your help they can give the building a good start.
The organizer is promising a great fireworks show, raffle, BBQ and lots more.
Yantra Homes takes pride in participating in this event – the company is sponsoring the fireworks display. The food and the site are provided by Wildrovers Ltd and it’s still not too late if you want to donate some more prizes for the raffle.
All funds at the gate, from the bar and raffle will go to the charity so please give generously.
If you want to join the night or learn more you can find additional details here:
Images: Ralitsa Markova/Internet
The new expressway from Ruse, which is part of the international Helsinki – Istanbul corridor between Europe and Asia, will run only 4 km away from Veliko Tarnovo, between the villages of Ledenik and Momin Sbor.
Hemus Highway which is also expected to go north of Veliko Tarnovo will cross the new main arterial road from Ruse just 13 km away from the old capital. The road junction is planned to be constructed in the area between Rusalya and Hotnitsa. Another junction north of Polikraishte will connect the current main road to the Danube town with the future highway.
On several occasions it was confirmed by the government that these two major infrastructural projects are amongst the top priorities for the country. Veliko Tarnovo may become an important logistics centre once they are completed and thus boast its economy. The estimated value of the expressway Ruse – Veliko Tarnovo was recently announced – around 580 million euros.
The route of the new arterial road is expected to go along the villages of Karantsi, Radanovo, Petko Karavelovo and Kutsina and then between Ledenik and Momin sbor. From there it will continue towards Gabrovo passing by Debelets. Last year it decided that due to its functions and capacities the new road will be classified as an expressway instead of a highway.
Tim Clinch, winner of numerous photography awards, arranges an exhibition in a Sofia art gallery to help save the community centre in the Veliko Tarnovo village of Mindya. He bought a house in the picturesque mountain village 10 years ago and since then spends much of his time there. He was made aware of the problems experienced by the community centre, namely of lack of funds to repair the leaky roof.
Tim decided to shoot the people of the village and its surroundings and show them in a charity exhibition, hoping to gather the necessary funds (roughly 40,000 leva). Thus the project Mindya – a Portrait of a Village was born. The author says: ″The job allowed me to approach people and understand their lifestyle and get into their houses. We shot people while they were cooking, while they were preparing kompots, it was just wonderful!″
The professional work of Tim Clinch is related to travel, decor, food and portrait photography and not only. He works for a wide variety of magazines all over Europe and America and has published many books.
His exhibition Mindya – a Portrait of a Village will be featured in the in the prestigious Photo Festival at Photo Synthesis Gallery in Sofia, from 10 to 27 November as part of the Festival for Photography, People and Ideas. Tim Clinch also has an idea to present the exhibition in Veliko Tarnovo.
Image: Tim Clinch
The event: http://photosynthesis.bg/fest/Mindq-fotografska-izlojba-na-Tim_Klinch.html
Tim Clinch Photography on FB: https://www.facebook.com/TimClinchPhotography/?fref=ts
Liriodendron tulipifera L
Veliko Tarnovo and Pavlikeni will join the international Tree of Europe Campaign which will be held on October 19th simultaneously in 19 European countries. Tomorrow at 11 am trees will be planted in selected towns across the 19 participating nations. At 11:00 in Veliko Tarnovo a North American Liriodendron tulipifera L will be planted near the main alley in Sveta Gora Park, the most iconic and beautiful park of Veliko Tarnovo. In the same hour Ginkgo biloba L will be planted in the gardens Of Pavlikeni Hospital
The event is part of the pan-European celebrations of the 25th anniversary of ENA – European Association for nursery goods. Back in June Pavlikeni hosted the summer meeting of the association. This Pan-European happening will also be used by the nursery sector in each country to remind politicians of the importance of Green Cities in providing better living conditions for their citizens.
ENA (European Nurserystock Association) is an organization representing nurserystock producers’ organizations all over Europe considering the need for closer economic, social and cultural cooperation at European level and conscious of their responsibility towards the nursery stock profession and mindful to obtain and further the health and prosperity of the nursery stock industry.
Veliko Tarnovo now has its own Pet Cemetery, where owners can lay their beloved pets for their eternal rest. The decision for the establishment of the separate plot for animals was approved by the City Council in 2009 but it wasn’t widely known until recently when it started gaining popularity. Now there are more than 120 pets are buried there, among which dogs, cats, canaries, turtles and even fish.
The burial and digging of the grave cost 60 leva if the animal weighs up to 30 kg and 100 leva if it is more than that. For the organization of the ritual you will be charged another 20-25 leva.