RETRO PLOVDIV is a place for walks through the history of Plovdiv. Many old photographs take you back in time, when the city was different and the people different. The collection in the sections below contains over 24 900 old photos, old maps, plans, books on the history and people of Plovdiv. There are also several interactive historical projects for Plovdiv, which are based on the discussions in the group “Action “Photo Plovdiv” on Facebook. Most of the photos are digital copies of collections in state archives and libraries, but many are from private collections and shared in the group.
RETRO PHOTO CHRONICLE OF PLOVDIV
Long after the Liberation, Plovdiv was the largest and most developed city in the Bulgarian lands. As the capital of Eastern Rumelia, it flourished in cultural life, production and trade, and after the Union it established itself as the cultural capital of the Kingdom of Bulgaria.
THE LEGACY OF ANTIQUITY
THE TRAIN STATIONS
THE MAIN STREET
KUDOGLU HEALTH BUILDING
THE CINEMA THEATERS
THE PEOPLE OF PLOVDIV
THE MARITSA RIVER AND THE BRIDGES
THE OFFICER'S CLUB
THE TIME OF SOCIALISM
PICTURES FROM ABOVE
THE OLD TOWN
FACTORIES AND PRODUCTIONS
THE PHOTOGRAPHERS IN PLOVDIV
THE HILLS OF PLOVDIV
THE CHURCHES OF PLOVDIV
... AND MANY OTHER PICTURES!
The history of the Bulgarian national liberation struggles and the development of Bulgaria after Liberation.
A huge collection of photos, documents, maps and video materials reflecting the development of Bulgaria after Liberation and the upsurge of the country's economic and cultural life.
THE THIRD BULGARIAN KINGDOMThe royal family of old photographs
THE THIRD BULGARIAN STATEshown in 104,900 old photographs