July 31, 2018

26 Fascinating Photos That Capture Everyday Life of the Balkans in the Early 1900s

These fascinating photos from Wolfgang Wiggers were taken by a Prussian revenue man who was stationed in Sofia (about 1900–1918). The photographs could have been taken in any other Balkan countries, because he undertook many journeys.

A Grocery in the Balkans

A woman (probably mother) and children in the Balkans

Bachkovo Monastery, Bulgaria

Different styles of clothing on the Balkans

Donkey ride in Southeast Europe

Dzhumaya Mosque in Plowdiw, Bulgaria

Feeling safe on daddy's arm

Gossip on the street

Group in the Balkans, probably Bulgaria

In front of the Bakery 'Shar Planina'

Mode of transport

Monument on the Shipka Pass, Bulgaria

Naidos Coffeeshop

On the rocks

On the street in the Balkans

People in the Balkans

Somewhere in the Balkans, probably Albania

Strange encounter

The Bakery 'Shar Planina'

The Grocery

The Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila, the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria in the Rila Mountains

The Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila, the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria in the Rila Mountains

The Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila, the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria in the Rila Mountains

Village street in the Balkans

A room for lodging wanderers in the Rila Monastery

Traveling in the Balkans






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