Having escaped the unkempt scruffiness of Sofia it really was a pleasure to encounter a place where the local people take pride in their environment. Here in Vidin there always seemed to be someone with either a brush in their hand, a window-cleaning squeegee or a hosepipe. I'm not just talking about the municipal employees but also the local shopkeepers, bar-owners, the woman in the Nikola Petrov art gallery and many others. OK whilst there are a few odd bits of delapidation around the town with splodges of graffiti here and there the town itself has a cared-for look and as I said on my intro page the minor flaws are "nothing a little spit and polish wouldn't solve"
Unique architecture. Beautiful old private houses, built by wealthy people who lived there. Today Vidin is the town with the highest rate of unemployment in the country.
On the picture - St. Dimitar Cathedral, the second largest in the country after St. Alexander Nevski in Sofia.