The Maritsa Iztok 2 power plant near Stara Zagora in Bulgaria Maritsa Iztok 2 is the largest thermal power plant in the Balkans, with a total of eight turbines and an installed power of 1430 MWe. The power plant is fired with brown coal mined in the nearby Maritsa Iztok mines. See more images of […]Read more "Pic of the Week: The Largest Thermal Power Plant in the Balkans"
The mining town of Kovachevo lies in the middle of the Maritsa Iztok coal fields in southeastern Bulgaria. By 1956 over 4100 people lived here, they had a sports center with swimming pool, playgrounds, schools and modern, spacious apartments built for them. Work was abundant in the coal mines – the largest opencast mines in […]Read more "Pic of the Week: Kovachevo Cemetery"
Thousands of miners and other trade union members marched through central Sofia on 20 November to demonstrate for better working conditions and higher wages. Aside from the several thousand trade union members, university students and taxi drivers also took to the streets on that day. Some, like health workers and the notoriously underpaid miners, demonstrated […]Read more "Pic of the Week: Protesting Miners in Sofia"
Maritza East 2 ist the largest thermal power plant in the Blakans with an installed power of 1430 MWe. (Image Copyright Johann Brandstatter / JB Photography) The plant is fired with lignite, locally mined at the Maritza Iztok opencast mines. Please visit my website for more images of the Maritza East 2 power plant.Read more "Pic of the Week: Maritza East 2 Power Plant"
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This is how Bulgarians keep their Lada cars warm and cozy… Actually, the Lada was used to display the fur and several carpets that were for sale. Seen in Koprivshtitsa, central Bulgaria. (Image Copyright Johann Brandstätter / JB Photography)Read more "Pic of the Week: A Fur-Coated Lada"
Groundwater lake in the Chukurovo open coal mine: (Image Copyright by Johann Brandstätter/JB Photography) The Chukurov mine is an open-pit Lignite mine near the town of Novi Han, some 35 kilometers southeast of the Bulgarian capital Sofia. Most if not all the produced coal is used in the thermal power plant Bobov Dol. Although the mine […]Read more "Pic Of The Week (17/2013) – Green Lake in a Coal Mine"