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The Central Market Hall in Sofia

The Central Market Hall in Sofia, © Publishing house "Minalo"enlarge


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Object:The Central Market Hall in Sofia
Description:Panorama photograph of a large one-storey building with the dome of a Synagogue visible behind it. There are people in rural and urban clothes in the streets outside the building. Many trucks are parked along the right side of the building. Title in Bulgarian and French.
Comment:The construction of the Central Market Hall, which spreads across an area of 3,200 m², started in 1909, based on the plans of architect Naum Torbov (selected in 1907). It was completed in 1911. The Sofia Synagogue was built for the Bulgarian capital's mainly Sephardic Jewish community. The planning architect was Austrian-born Friedrich Grünanger. The Synagoge resembles the old Moorish Leopoldstädter Temple in Vienna and was officially opened on 9 September 1909. Recto on the postcard: stamp with the name of the photographer. In the lower right corner: "Neubert" - probably the publisher.
Date:Not before 1911
Creator:Karastoyanov, Dimitar Anastasov, (Photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 169mm x 225mm
Image: 156mm x 212mm
Format:Not specified
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:290 Clothing
330 Building and Construction
340 Structures
360 Settelments
370 Energy and Power
430 Exchange > 438 Domestic Trade
490 Land Transport > 492 Animal Transportation
490 Land Transport > 493 Vehicles
640 State > 648 International Relations
770 Religious Beliefs
780 Religious Practices
Copyright:Издателска къща "Минало"
Archive:Publishing house "Minalo", Inv. No.: K-14
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Anelia Kassabova