When a publication called “Time Out Dubai” writes about some Bulgaria village, located to the north of Plovdiv, something must have happened there. Indeed, the face of “His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai” was painted onto a wall there. The Sheikh may recognize all countries on the planet, but he does not seem to mind being painted onto a wall. How generous. Maybe that’s because he is not alone.
The walls in Staro Zhelezare are painted with more faces, among them inhabitants of the village, Frida Kahlo, John Lennon, Joseph Beuys, but also more obscure figures of the past and present, including Vladimir Putin, General Jauzelski and Yassir Arafat. Yes, and many more.
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(Photos: Ventzislav Piriankov)