A Travel Guide to Bulgaria in the '60s: A Land of Roses (1965) | British Pathé

A Travel Guide to Bulgaria in the '60s: A Land of Roses (1965) | British Pathé

Go again in time with this Pathé travelogue to Bulgaria in the Nineteen Sixties the place we check out every thing from camels on the seashore to the manufacturing of Rose fragrance.

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A travelogue merchandise going to varied areas round Bulgaria.

L/S of church tower at Kalofer, tilt down to ladies in conventional costumes people dancing. Various photographs of women dancing and scattering petals. C/U of a lady tucking a rose in her hair. One of the women is topped as the Rose Queen – she seems to be very critical. L/S of a inexperienced valley stuffed with rose bushes. Various photographs of the women choosing roses. Panning shot follows a horse and cart, stuffed with roses, it goes beneath a Cyrillic signal into the Rozina fragrance manufacturing unit. Interior. M/S of males tipping baskets of roses into vats. C/U of a manufacturing unit employee. Top shot of a basket of petals. Various photographs of the manufacturing of fragrance – seems to be lots like a whiskey distillery.

M/S of an aged monk drawing water from a effectively. Various photographs of an historical monastery in a scenic inexperienced valley. M/S of a monk studying underneath cloisters – he has a protracted beard and sq. hat, seems to be usually Russian Orthodox. Various photographs of a monk ringing a number of bells without delay – he stands on a wood platform and pulls completely different ropes – seems to be very strenuous! Another monk, additionally on the platform, drums on a protracted plank of wooden. M/S of an outdated monk strolling by way of a courtyard banging a chunk of wooden – with the bells, it’s the monks name to prayer. M/S of a monk trying upwards, tilt up to grapes on a vine. Various photographs of a masked monk amassing honey from a hive.

Various photographs of ladies choosing inexperienced strawberries in punnets and inserting them on a van. C/U of a girl ingesting from a raffia bottle. Various photographs of males forking hay. Various photographs of a tractor hoeing a subject. M/S of Cyrillic street indicators, pan to present man main a buffalo drawn hay cart. Point of view shot looking of an airborne aeroplane porthole at the wing. Various photographs of passengers disembarking at Sofia airport, good C/U of a uniformed official standing in entrance of terminal.

Various avenue scenes round Sofia exhibiting trams and tower blocks. Low angled shot of gold domed Cathedral. L/S of T.V. tower (bit like Post Office Tower). M/S of outdated man promoting lottery tickets in the avenue. More basic avenue scenes. Various photographs of stalls in market promoting quaint trinkets . L/S of spectacular Georgi Dimitrov mausoleum, varied photographs of white uniformed guards outdoors.

M/S of vine lined balconies trying over fairly cobbled avenue. Various L/Ss of Turnovo – tons of homes crowded on a cliff facet, a river runs beneath. M/S of people singers in conventional gown main a celebration of vacationers in the hills for a barbecue. Various photographs of vacationers being served conventional dishes and ingesting wine from a wooden flask, a person is seen cooking kebabs over a hearth. The vacationers are served the kebabs and different dishes as they sit at lengthy tables underneath wood shelters.

Various L/Ss of trendy sky scraping inns. M/S of a pair sitting on a veranda trying over a sandy seashore. C/U of camels ft, varied photographs of man main a girl on a camel alongside the seashore. The man helps the girl down and so they run, hand in hand, into the sea. M/S of youngsters happening slides right into a concrete seashore paddling pool. Various photographs of individuals on the seashore – solar bathing and enjoying with seashore balls. Various photographs of individuals on pedal boats in the sea. M/S of individuals eating on a restaurant balcony overlooking the hills. C/U of a pair’s palms holding up tiny cups to meet, pan to a bottle of rose liqueur. More photographs of the people dancers (as seen in report a) scattering petals as they comply with the a horse and cart carrying the Rose Queen.

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