Monday, October 9, 2017

An Ancient Culture In Europe

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians!

Bulgaria had a day to shine at the Ottawa Welcomes The World embassy series, in this case on a day in September. As has been the case at the previous events, the flags were flying outside the Horticulture Building.


Inside, displays included clothing, embroidery, tourism brochures, and a wealth of information about the culture of the country, which dates back thousands of years in Eastern Europe. 


On stage while I was here, a documentary film was being shown about an archaeological dig in the country.

34 comments:

  1. Interesting to see their national costumes, embroidery and to read about their culture. Have a great day!

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  2. Happy Thanksgiving. The only Bulgarian Canadian I know of is the actress Nina Dobrev of Degrassi and Vampire Diaries fame.

    Janis
    GDP

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  3. ...Happy Thanksgiving, William. It nice to live in an International city!

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  4. Hello, wishing you a belated Happy Thanksgiving. What a lovely exhibit, the embroidery items are beautiful.
    Happy Monday and enjoy your new week ahead.

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  5. @Nancy: these events have been enlightening.

    @Janis: that I didn't know.

    @Tom: it is!

    @Francisco: thank you!

    @Eileen: I will have to get caught up tomorrow. Things are largely closed today.

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  6. That is a nice exhibit. I like the clothing.

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  7. Interesting exhibit, William !
    Happy Thanksgiving !

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  8. Lots of detailed needle work in the clothing.

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  9. I know very little about Bulgaria! Lovely textiles!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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  10. Wonderful photo and Happy Thanksgiving to you ~ ^_^

    A ShutterBug Explores aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  11. I think Americans are perhaps more isolated than any other group of people on earth so exhibitions like this one is very important and helpful.

    And I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration!

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  12. That stich-work is pretty impressive. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  13. @Lois: I did too.

    @Karl: it was educational.

    @Red: it takes a lot of skill.

    @RedPat: I would like to visit someday.

    @Marleen: thank you.

    @Carol: thanks!

    @Lowell: these events have been quite positive.

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  14. Great to find out more about this after overlooked European country!

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  15. Love the handcrafts. Lots of work went into those pieces.

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  16. I love the costumes and embroidery!

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  17. All that stitch work is incredible and beautiful. It takes a lot of patience to do that, my wife loves stitching but on a much smaller scale. These exhibitions are fantastic and very informative.
    Thanks William and have a Happy Thanksgiving.

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  18. HAPPY THANKSGIVING WONDERFUL CANADA

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  19. @Sharon: it is quite a lot of work.

    @Revrunner: so did I.

    @Lady Fi: it does stand out.

    @Christine: I would like to visit.

    @Halcyon: definitely.

    @Linda: they are quite distinctive.

    @Bill: my mother used to do embroidery.

    @Cloudia: thanks!

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  20. gorgeous work, i love the design ... those patterns are so pretty. ( ;

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  21. There is such richness in discovering other cultures!

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  22. Happy Thanksgiving (now that it is almost over... as usual I'm a day late and a dollar short).... i am loving your welcome to the world series and today's is certainly one I know nothing about, but would like to learn more.

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  23. Wonderful exhibit, I especially enjoyed the traditional clothing.

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  24. Beautiful textiles. And a belated Happy Thanksgiving!

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  25. A lot of fine embroidery at that exhibition.

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  26. We have people from Bulgaria here in Saudi Arabia too. Their embroidery patterns are similar to Palestinian designs I have seen.

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  27. That embroidery is gorgeous.

    All the best Jan

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  28. I find it difficult to become excited about embroidery. Wish I could have read about the archaeology dig. I'm sure there was more.

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