A wall of Bulgarian letters in Havana’s tourist street

Photo: mfa.bg

A "Bulgarian" wall has emerged in the popular Jaimanitas neighbourhood in Havana, Cuba. On the wall, covered with mosaics, one can see letters from the Cyrillic alphabet, the St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral in Sofia, traditional Bulgarian spring symbols like storks and “martenitsa”, the emblematic Bulgarian rose, and fragments of typical ceramics from the town of Troyan. The images are the work by famous Cuban artist José Fuster, who added to the Bulgarian symbols his own "reserved characters" and symbols of Cuba like the royal palm, a crocodile and rooster. "The wall has become an expression of love for a country I have never visited, but which has always part of my imagination, in such an extent that when I worked on the projects, I could smell the aroma of the wonderful Bulgarian rose," José Fuster said. The wall was presented by the Embassy of Bulgaria in Havana on the occasion of the Day of Bulgarian Education and Culture and the Slavonic Scripture.


More from category

Artist Rada Yakova’s creative paths

According to Rada Yakova, success of an artist is not measured by the number of paintings sold, but by the extent to which they have succeeded in developing their own style and individuality in art. Rada is a Bulgarian who has been living and..

published on 10/21/19 3:16 PM

Philatelic gems from all over Europe displayed in Plovdiv until October 20

The European Philatelic Exhibition "Plovdiv-Phila 2019" has already been opened in Plovdiv. Philatelists from 19 countries are showing impressive exhibits on 480 boards. A well-known collector from London presents rare and expensive Bulgarian..

published on 10/18/19 9:40 AM

Rafaela Rafaelova-the Bulgarian artist whose imagination has no boundaries

What is the feeling to paint a picture, if you are part if it? All people would ask themselves this question if they read about Rafaela Rafaelova and her hobby, which became an important part of her life. She is one of the first VR artists in..

published on 10/14/19 9:35 AM