Seeking a thrill in our everyday life, a friend of mine and I decided to make something different, to find somewhere new to go. So Ivelina, that’s my friend’s name, found an old, abandoned building in Sofia that was going to get razed to the ground in the near future. Knowing that we couldn’t miss the opportunity, we scheduled a visit and went for the adventure. After some time of clueless searching for the property because of an address mislead, we did find a way in that was covered by some bushes.
Despite the broken iron fence and garbage on the way to the entrance, we managed to get in and discovered that we weren’t alone in the building. There was a pack of maybe 15-20 homeless dogs that weren’t that delighted to see us making our way in their territory. So as a well-known animal lover, my friend found her way with a couple of the dogs and we were left whole and untouched, ready to find out what was hiding in the abandoned building.
After going through all of the many floors and rooms, we found some sort of “champagne” or so we thought of it. There were a couple of rooms, to be exact seven – for all of the deadly sins, also known as cardinal sins – lust(or luxuria), gluttony(or gula), greed(or avaritia), sloth(or acedia), wrath(or ira), envy(or vanagloria) and pride(or superbia). There was one at a time, written both in Bulgarian and Latin and represented by symbols or paintings on the opposite wall, showing the lustful appetite, the irascibility and the mind corruption.
Of course, we didn’t miss the opportunity to climb up to the top of the building, hoping for a stunning view of Sofia, but we didn’t have the luck because the way to the tip-top was blocked by some fallen walls and stairways. Nevertheless, we still managed to take a lot of photos and have fun, while exploring the abandoned building.
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