The 56-year-old traveler Forest Mallard has started shooting 19 videos that will promote Veliko Tarnovo around the world. The first five are already available and are dedicated to the Stambolov Bridge, the House with the monkey, the Monument “Assenevtsi”, Mother Bulgaria War Memorial and the Monument of Vasil Levski.
Forest Mallard will stay in Veliko Tarnovo for a month and will be immersed in the history of the city. Videos about a number of other historical landmarks in the old capital are to be shot. Tsarevets, the monument “Velchova Zavera”, the performance “Sound and Light”, the Archaeological Museum, the Patriarchate, the Sarafkin House and many others will be presented.
Forest first came to Veliko Tarnovo in 2016 and immediately fell in love with the city. The landscape, the architecture, the monuments, the medieval ruins and the vast history were unexpected and fascinating. It seems that the whole tourist marketing for Bulgaria directed him to Plovdiv and Sofia, but as a person who loves history, Forest was struck by the fortresses of Veliko Tarnovo and Kardzhali and the natural wonders of Belogradchik.
A block of flats distinctly different and boasting fresh architecture compared to the dull buildings style from the socialist era is soon to be erected in Veliko Tarnovo. The new building will be in sharp contrast with the “sterile environment” in the area imposed by the uniform development of the past and the prevailing grey facades. The residential building is going to be the most beautiful newly build edifice in the town one done. Hopes are high that with the completion of the building a new trend will set in – such of a modern architecture that impresses residents and visitors. The complex is located at the bottom of Marno Pole Park, near the Summer Theatre. The block of flats is also expected to make it to the Building of the Year Contest as it has been 2 years since the town last had a participant in it. Experts say that this type of construction should be imposed in the central part of the city where houses and blocks and not listed building and owners do not have to comply with the old-times authentic style and ask authorities for permission as for altering or demolishing such buildings. The future complex will be quite functional and landscaped; it will also have its own parking.