When Sofia's Roma "made the iron sing"

posted by istanbul on 2008/11/19 12:53

[ From the Media ]

Steve Lewis "makes the iron sing", writing about the fin-de-siecle wrought-iron works on Sofia's gates, and how those responsible for producing these elegant, playful devices were, in fact, or at least in many cases, the city's Roma. This supposedly "art-less" and "heritage/history-less" population has so left a "silent memorial". Read the full piece here.



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