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cyrillicism

Posted by
Ryan (Vancouver, Canada) on 18 May 2010 in Lifestyle & Culture.

The Cyrillic alphabet was born here long ago, created by Sts. Cyril and Methodius who were trying to help the 'barbarians' become Christians. We're slowly learning it ourselves. What's interesting is that every country that uses it has its own variant. I guess it's like French and English and Spanish and Italian and German are all basically the same, but each has its own variant letters. Either way, I think Bulgarian is one of the simpler ones and we're fine with that.

This picture was taken in the Church of St. Nicholas - he's pretty big here. We've met a few Nikola/Nikolays in our time here already.

Canon EOS 350D 1/20 second F/4.0 ISO 1600 323 mm (35mm equiv.)

Canon EOS 350D
1/20 second
F/4.0
ISO 1600
323 mm (35mm equiv.)

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