I love walking around and suddenly finding that something in my city has changed, that a house facade is now a different color to the one I remember from before, that a tree has been planted on the place of the one that was cut off in autumn, that a new rebellious graffiti has emerged overnight on a grey wall. Change always inspires one to explore more and notice the details.
On my way to work a few weeks ago, a zebra crossing caught my attention. Zebras in Sofia are always boringly white, in that sense we have not yet caught up with the trends to break that code. But this one is now beautifully different, yellow between the white stripes, with round Glagolitic and Cyrillic letters standing out, writing your way to the other side of the boulevard.
The location chosen for that renovated zebra is iconic, as it links the Sofia University, National Library and the monument of the Saints Cyril and Methodius on one side with the small garden with the sculpture of St Clement of Ohrid and the National Academy of Arts on the other side, all important institutions for Bulgarian education and culture. Enjoy walking around on a sunny summer day!