all taken from right here:
(and then some from here http://varna.info.bg/)
though the site is Bulgarian only, so I won't be able to translate them all, it will take me forever, however I will try to comment on some
The Central Part
Varna map in 1923:
the Theater, by Architect Nikola Lazarov, begun in 1912 but finished in 1932:
Boulevard Marie Louise
: Home of the Officers club:
leading to the Central Post Building
Boulevard Kniaz Boris I
home of the Musala Hotel in 1928
in 1900 the main artery to the new varna city, named Pirot in 1923 for a few years
built after the destruction of the Turkish barracks (pic2), it hda many names, including Pirot, until being named for the Shkorpil brothers, one of the first inhabitants of the place, and the first house to be built
was among the longest streets during the turkish occupation and included in lowlying areas the turkish mahala. after independence however Varna began loosing its Oriental aspects. it ran all the way to the Devnya river, and after 1896 it was inhabited by Armenian immigrants from the city of Кайсери, I don't know how it is translated in English though. Also many bulgarians came from Kotel and other rural areas, and all spoke turkish in addition to Bulgarian
not much, but check the link for info.
is known as the Slavian Nice, the Balkan Riviera and the Tsaritsa of the Black Sea
in 1921 it was named the first national bulgarian resort, though the baths were opened in 1890
the men's baths:
and the women's:
the women's beach:
the first bar
the restaurant that replaced it, nowadays known as the Sea Casino
spa north of varna in St Konstantin
more from here
The Sea Garden
it began in 1862 when the then Ottoman governor Halil effendi, put aside 10dk to use as a public park. but it isn't until 1888 that the authorities began creating the real landscape, but the modern aspect of the park is dated to 1902 by the Doctor Basanovich. You can see pictures of it throughout the beach section above.
the construction of the modern port began in 1895 to 1906 under the French engeneer Gerard
more from here:
first Autobus company, by two brothers who brought a Chevrolet from the US
opened in 1925, and in 1929 the clock is added to the tower.
railway in Bulgaria was built by the Ottomans from Varna to Ruse.
in the 60s
list of villages around Varna
interesting list, contains their old ottoman and new bulgarian names.
Here are some other pics from this site:
The Crimean War
Varna played an integral part in the war, having been chosen as a base.
more than 30,000 french soldiers, 25,000 english and 10,000 Ottoman troops overall passed through the city
past and present
central post office:
that's it folks, remeber, all the credit goes to the 2 sites above, and congrats on The Public Library Pencho Slaveykov
for making such a great site!!!