Sofia

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

I have always wanted to visit Sofia and the opportunity came this year.  I was visiting Vienna and decided at the last minute to spend a few days there.  What an eye-opener it was!  The city has much to offer.  Lots of historical places to admire.  Easy to travel around.  The people are friendly.  And, above all, quite reasonably cheap.  The photo above is considered to be the biggest Orthodox Church in all of Bulgaria.  It is called the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.

 

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Tallinn

Interestingly, this Orthodox Cathedral was intended to be demolished in 1924 because it was regarded as a symbol of oppression.  It was saved only by the lack of funds.  It was meticulously restored when Estonia got its independence from Russia in 1991.

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral Tallinn