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A Return to the Aytos Military Complex

Whoever “they” are, they’re not even pretending to guard this place anymore. Down the road bank, under the decrepit, asphalted surface of the road to Karageorgievo and through the opening in the fence. That’s all […]

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Inside Richmond’s Historic General Warehouse

The standard list of Northern California attractions runs long and is well-known to tourists and locals alike. Familiar sights such as Highway One, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and the wine country, as well as […]

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The Death of American Industry

Welcome to historic Pier 70. The former home of the Union Iron Works and later, the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, was one of the largest industrial sites in San Francisco during World War I and World […]

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The 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

In December of 2016, I finally got to fulfill a long-time dream. Ever since I first became interested in history, and especially after moving to the United States, I’ve wanted to visit the site of the […]

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Streets of Varna

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Баба Веса

Тя е на 85, бивша телефонистка, пенсионирана от 35 години. Срещнахме я на събора по случай Петровден в къщата на Бялото Братство в Айтос. Беше отишла до братската къща на крак (разстояние от поне четири […]

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Behind The Fence (Infiltrating Aytos’ Military Past)

The long green fence is one of the clearest memories from my childhood in Aytos. Strewn along the stone-paved “Hadzhi Dimitar” street, it spanned the whole length of one of the biggest streets in this […]

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Зад Оградата (проникване в казармите на Айтос)

Голямата зелена ограда е един от най-ярките спомени от моето детство в Айтос. Простирайки се покрай паветата на „Хаджи Димитър“, тя заемаше почти цялата дължина на една от големите улици на този сравнително малък град. […]

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The Ghosts of Arkutino

The drive along the coast down Route 99 was as uneventful as always. It was the end of July, and hordes of tourists, foreign and domestic, were still swarming the lanes of the divided highway, […]

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Призраците на Аркутино

Пътуването по Републикански път II-99 не бе нищо извънредно. Беше края на месец юли, и вълните от туристи, чуждестранни и наши, все още заливаха лентите на трасето, привлечени от прелестите на родното море. Този маршрут, следващ очертанието […]

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