August 2016: Sofia, Bulgaria. Looking out our hotel window was the Hagia Nedela Church. Reading the sign posted at the entrance to the church, it appears the site has a long history as a place of worship dating back to the 10th century. The present structure was rebuilt and completed in the 1930’s. The Church’s history includes renovations, earthquakes, destruction, new build, renovations, additions, and restorations.
Our journey to Sofia, over a twenty-four hour period transplanted us to an old world steeped in history. The view out our hotel window was a reminder that we were embarking on a visual world history lesson.