Sounds of Plovdiv

Every day at about 8:00 am, 8:35 am, and 5:00 pm, the bells ring at Sv. Nedelya, the Orthodox church that is almost right next to our house. I can tell that someone is actually ringing them, because some days they're slow and rhythmic and sometimes they ring kind of fast, like someone's in a hurry. And sometimes they get a little out of sync. The times are a little different on Sundays: 8:00 am, 9:00 am, and 4:00 pm. And on holidays, they sometimes ring at different times and for longer. I love hearing them.

Here's another video from Christmas Day. It's long, so don't feel obligated to listen to all of it, but it's an example of how different it sometimes sounds.

And here's a video that I took during the call to prayer at Dzhumaya Mosque.

Another sound that I hope I don't forget is the sounds of the caged birds chirping at our neighbors' house. There are several small cages attached to the outside walls of their house, and each one has a tiny bird in it. I love to hear their happy chatter in the mornings, even when it's cold out. Update: I noticed the day after this post that the birds and their cages have been moved inside for the winter. I'm glad it was unseasonably warm for much of our stay, so we could hear them a lot!


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