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VIF | Visualizing Family, Gender Relations and the Body. The Balkans approx. 1860-1950

The Sofia Synagogue

The Sofia Synagogue, © State Archives - Plovdivenlarge


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Object:The Sofia Synagogue
Description:Panorama photograph of a large building essentially designed in the Moorish Revival architectural style. There are people on the street in front of, and around, the building.
Comment:The Synagogue was built for the Bulgarian capital's mainly Sephardic Jewish community. The planning architect was Austrian-born Friedrich Grünanger. It was officially opened on 9 September 1909 in the presence of Tsar Ferdinand I of Bulgaria.
Date:Not before 1909
Creator:Karastoyanov, Dimitar Anastasov, (Photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 214mm x 192mm
Image: 191mm x 157mm
Format:Not specified
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:340 Structures
340 Structures > 346 Religious and Educational Structures
360 Settelments
370 Energy and Power > 373 Light
370 Energy and Power > 377 Electric Power
Copyright:Държавен Архив - Пловдив
Archive:State Archives - Plovdiv, Inv. No.: № 16313
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Anelia Kassabova