Yambol, Bulgaria in photographs – part one: Summer shade

In the scorching heat of summer in the Black Sea basin, the centre of Yambol – a town of 70,000 people in Bulgaria’s south-east – is a soothing blend of elegantly painted buildings, serene blue skies and pretty tree-lined avenues. From morning until night her two main streets – Rakovska is new and trendy; Targovska is old and tranquil – are full of people, young and old, basking in the shade of outdoor cafes. 

Yambol’s shaded streets are places of understated beauty.



Also in this series, ‘Yambol in photographs’:

Part two: Living in the past 

Part three: Colours of Thrace


Jonathan Campion is a writer, a translator from Russian and Ukrainian, and a book editor. He has travelled in Eurasia since 2005. Read about his work here, and contact him here.

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