The Three Door Problem!
In classical mechanics the applied mathematics involved have trouble dealing with a system containing three moving bodies which interact through gravitational forces. Even using computers the best that can be achieved to predict the motion of three such bodies is a close-approximate fit.
Here in Ruse it's three stationary bodies that cause the confusion. Every major public building seems to have been constructed with three main doors - only one of which will actually open. Sometimes it's the centre door (the logical one) but othertimes it will be either to the left or right.
This is where you need to be able to recognise the Cyrillic for "Entrance" - which looks a bit like this: BXOD, except that the D has a funny shape.
Here's a few examples:
Temple of the Dogs?
As with every other Bulgarian town or city Ruse has its population of stray dogs. Although stray they seem to be well fed and looked after and are certainly not a problem.
I noticed this pack outside one of the mausoleums in the Vazrozhdenski park, where the Pantheon is. It was almost as if this was their temple but thinking about it I suppose the reason for them congregating here is that this is where someone feeds them.
Clearing the customs is an interesting challenge
We happened to clear the customs in Ruse/Giurgiu border during a melting snow grey freezing day in February. Not a crowded place, for sure, just a line of trucks! So, first thing to remember is NOT to queue along the trucks line: you would spend hours unworthily. Private cars deserve a special treatment allowing you to save a huge quantity of time, but you must discover it yourself, or follow the example of any well-trained fellow car driver, if any is travelling with you.
Enjoying The Snow
The hill around the Pantheon seems to be the place for a bit of family fun in the snow with sledding the main activity. This is located to the east of the main square following the ul Petko D Petkov.
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