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  • Writer's pictureStefan Ivanov

Staro Zhelezare

Updated: Nov 15, 2022

My dear friends, I will ask you a question:

What do the following persons have in common?

Freddie Mercury, Mr. Bean, Lady Gaga, the Queen of the United Kingdom, Kamata, the President of the United States, the Liverpool Four, Fidel Castro, Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, C-3PO, Lara Croft, Mickey Mouse, R2-D2, the Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Charlie Chaplin, Han Solo, Princess Diana, Little Red Riding Hood, Michael Phelbs, Jaba, Amy Winehouse, Maya Manolova, Orpheus, Gagarin, Mick Jagger, Vasil Levski, Barack Obama, Leon, Hitchcock, the Presidents of Bulgaria, Dart Vader, Karl Lagerfeld, the Dalai Lama, Stalin, Ludmila Zhivkova, Don Corleone, Putin, Margaret Thatcher and Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa

I guess you've got no clue, right?

Are you giving up?

The answer is simple - "Staro Zhelezare".

"So, how come Staro Zhelezare?" Some of you will exclaim.

Hey now I'll tell you! Or better to show you!

Let's go!

Piryankov Art Center

Outdoor exhibition ...

Gallery under the stars ...

or just art under the blue sky of Staro Zhelezare!

Once upon a time there was a boy.

It was called Ventsi. Ventsislav Piryankov.

His family is from Staro Zhelezare.

Our story begins with Ventsi.

He loves to paint. In fact, "loves" is, to put it mildly - Venci admire to paint.

He also loves Staro Zhelezare. And the old people of the village love him as well.

He lives in Poland, but likes to come back here. So what are the great distances nowadays ?!

Together with his wife - Katarzyna and with the help of his students - from Poznan, the city where they currently live, they decided to turn the adobe walls of Staro Zhelezare into an open-air art gallery.

Come with me on this outdoor art walk. You will have a great time, I promise!

You will laugh, have fun and enjoy.

The works are wonderful!

I wish you a pleasant walk through the streets of Staro Zhelezare!

And see you soon!


The village of Staro Zhelezare is a beautiful Bulgarian picturesque village.

It is located near the town of Hisarya. Starosel is also nearby.

I wish you an exceptional and impressive walk!

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