Bulgaria in pictures24th September, 2013 by Rupert Millar
The end seating area of the Roman chariot racing arena in Plovdiv. Built by the emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century AD, the course stretched for over 180 metres down what is now the main high street in the town and was recently restored. Able to seat around 30,000 spectators, it is the largest such structure in the Balkans. The city’s Djumaya mosque can be seen in the background. It is one of the oldest mosques in Europe outside of Spain.