Pinterest Collection: Escape to the Black Sea

We are very excited to share another of our Pinterest collaborations, this time with the Varna Public Library in Bulgaria. The Pencho Slaveykov Public Library in Varna was founded in 1883 by the Varna Literary Society and has been a depository of the Bulgarian national literature since 1945.

Varna Public Library on Pinterest

Their extensive postcard collections depicting Varna, the largest city and seaside resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, have been used to create a unique visual study of life in the town during the early 20th century. The city is warmly referred to as the summer capital of Bulgaria and you can see why by exploring this beautiful collection on Pinterest.

The beach to the lady's bathroom, seen from the garden. The bottom shows Cape Galata. The sea is full of bathers.Courtesy of the Varna Public Library

The city of Varna has some of the finest and oldest museums, professional arts companies, and arts festivals in Bulgaria. Varna is a front-runner for European Capital of Culture for 2019, with the city planning to open several new high-profile facilities such as a new opera house and concert hall, a new exhibition centre, and a reconstruction of the Summer Theatre – the historic venue of the International Ballet Competition.

Varna. Bathing in the seaCourtesy of the Varna Public Library

Get in the mood for summer holidays and follow “The Black Sea Coast – by the Varna Public Library” on Pinterest. Also take a moment to explore other boards curated together with the Biblioteca de Catalunya, the Swedish National Heritage Board, The Swedish Royal Armoury and the University of Barcelona.

For those of you that still require an invite in order to create an account on Pinterst, simply email marcomms@europeana.eu with “Pinterest Invite” in the subject line.

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