Lion at the War Memorial

The statue of a Lion at the War Memorial, next to the basilica of Hagia Sofia at Sofia, Bulgaria.

The unknown Soldier and the Eternal Fire

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  • Neil Gallop 7y

    Beautiful bronze statue and a very nice capture of it. The framing/composition is good. He looks like he is waiting for somebody! Grand job.

    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • Klearchos Kapoutsis 7y

    I like the photo mainly because of the priest walking there... It gives a different perspective to the picture...
  • Nickolas Hananniah 6y

    The lion is made by the famous Bulgarian sculptor Andrei Nikolov. The prototype is Thracian. The lion waits for those who will never return....
    and guards the Eternal flame which symbolizes the eternal souls of the Bulgarian soldiers who died for the freedom of Bulgaria.
  • Klearchos Kapoutsis 6y

    Thank you very much for the information Nikolay!! I will include it in my blog!

    One question only... From what I know, the monument was built in 1981. Andrey Nikolov died much earlier... The lion was somewhere else before?
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Taken on February 17, 2008
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