To be European by studying and respecting our natural and cultural environment, our similarities and differences in order to understand our place in the world, to embellish the Earth, which is our life

Let’s discover our European natural and cultural environment on a regional and national level, our resemblances and differences. This work in common leads us to feel European and to discover our place and part in the world. Thus we realise our life is linked to the Earth.

Jan
31
2009

CEUTA- TOWN HALL

Posted by: Juan Carlos Navarro
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This is our Town Hall, situated in Africa Square. Centre of the city. Photograph taken by my partner Chema.

Jan
25
2009

CEUTA- The Mediterranean Park

Posted by: Juan Carlos Navarro
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Ceuta. The Mediterranean Park is one the most tourist attractions of the city. They are artificial lakes with sea water. They were built by the famous Canarian architect Cesar Manrique. Gibraltar and the Main Land are in front of Ceuta.Ceuta is connected to the Main Land with the port and the heliport. Photograph taken by Chema

 

Jan
25
2009

CEUTA- ESPAÑA EN EL NORTE DE AFRICA

Posted by: Juan Carlos Navarro
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This is our city. Called the Mediterranean Pearl .In Ceuta you can see the Mediterranean sea on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other side of the town, they join together as one sea, like Europe we are joined by the same sky and the same sea. Photograph taken by one of my partners at school:Chema

Jan
10
2009

The church

Posted by: Mariyana Krachunova
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This drawing here shows a typical Ottoman Period church. Although, these buildings themselves are no architectural masterpieces (mainly because the Bulgarian people were frobidden to build their churches higher than the Ottoman buildings), they were still greatly treasured, as they were one of the few means to preserve the Bulgarian culture, religion and spirit.

Jan
10
2009

The bridge

Posted by: Mariyana Krachunova
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The bridge shown in this drawing is also situated in Triavna. It is called the 'garbav' (due to its hump-like form) bridge and it has been created by Dimitar Sergev in 1845.

Jan
10
2009

Architecture

Posted by: Mariyana Krachunova
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This drawing shows a small street from and old Bulgarian village. In this drawing, the mountain in the backround plays a very important role. Back in the days of the Ottoman Period the villages were usually organised in the foot of mountains, as they gave the old Bulgarian people a sence of protection and security.

Jan
10
2009

Architecture

Posted by: Mariyana Krachunova
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Much can be said about our architecture from the Renaissance Period, however, what is most important is that it has always played an immense role in the way of life of the old Bulgarian people. In fact, many old Bulgarian villages have been preserved and still exist, with their unique atmosphere and architecture.  In the drawings you will also notice the presence of a mountain, forest or a river in the background, as nature was equally important for our people at that time... but let's finally get to the drawings themselves!

Jan
10
2009

Flowers

Posted by: Mariyana Krachunova
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Bulgarian flowers

Jan
10
2009

Flowers

Posted by: Mariyana Krachunova
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And now, as promised, we get to the second part of this gallery - the flowers! Although, you clearly won't be able to learn much about our culture from the following drawings, we hope that all the bright colours and light will help you to understand our feelings and more about us in general.

Jan
10
2009

New-found gallery

Posted by: Mariyana Krachunova
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This is the second part of our new-found gallery. This time we will meet you with drawings which show typical architecture from our Renaissance Period, as well as some splendid and very colourful drawings of flowers.

First of all, we would like to say that we are really happy to find out that you have enjoyed the first part of our gallery and we thank you for all the opinions and comments. The interest you show greatly inspires us and so we will continue to work on similar sets of drawings, as we...

Jan
10
2009

"Koledar"

Posted by: Mariyana Krachunova
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This is a 'koledar' (from the Bulgarian word for Christmas - 'Koleda'). They wear a traditional costume - 'nosia' and a wooden stick, called a 'gega'. The host grants them with a traditional piece of bread - 'gevrek'.

I hope you have enjoyed this first set of pictures and we expect your comments and opinions.

Jan
10
2009

"Koledar"

Posted by: Mariyana Krachunova
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Congratulating on the New Year/ Christmas Eve. This Bulgarian custom is known as 'koleduvane', in which young Bulgarian men go from house to house singing for the hosts' well-being, health, happines and 'bereket' (a rich gathering).

 

Jan
10
2009

My grandmother telling a story.

Posted by: Mariyana Krachunova
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This is the beginning of a gallery, in which we will meet you with Bulgaria's customs, traditions, architecture and culture through these drawings.

Jan
10
2009

Preparing the traditional dinner.

Posted by: Mariyana Krachunova
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Sitting at the table.

Jan
10
2009

These drawings show Bulgarian customs and architecture.

Posted by: Mariyana Krachunova
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The project has been created by students from the Multi-Language School Pleven, Bulgaria, under the supervision of Mariana Krachunova

This is the beginning of a gallery, in which we will meet you with Bulgaria's customs, traditions, architecture and culture through these drawings. The purpose of it is to make it easier for you to get to know our way of life.This is the beginning of a gallery, in which we will meet you with Bulgaria's customs, traditions, architecture and culture through these drawings. The purpose of it is to make it easier for you to get to know our way of life.