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Mineral Springs Baths - October 2017

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Mineral Springs Bath House

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The construction of the Mineral Springs Bath House  began in 1907. This was in order to bring in more tourism and wealth into the area. The town it was built in was an excellent location to host a bath house, as it was well known for it's rich mineral water sources which was believed to have medicinal properties. During the start of the 20th century mineral baths were a very fashionable and popular leisure activity. It took 3 years to build, with the help of local residents and neighbouring villages. It was finally unveiled with a ceremony in 1911.​

The materials which were used for the interior were designed in Vienna, France and Belgium and it was the most expensive healing bath in Bulgaria at that current time. Typical to most bath houses, it was separated into two sections, one for the men and another for the women. Both areas accommodated for it's visitors with a large circular pool, changing rooms and 10 bathtubs. The baths also provided central heating facilities, the main parts of the building were kept consistently at 15°C, the changing rooms at 28°C and the baths themselves were 32°C. The bath house was also equip with a clinic, admin offices and a large laundry room.​

Sadly the Mineral Springs Baths eventually closed in 2001, due to the decline in interest and popularity along with the lack of investment by the local government.​

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If you've got this far, thanks for reading  :12_slight_smile:​

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That's stunning! The exterior is nice and never expected to see that lovely dome area. Really nice. I'm liking all the curves to this place and the tiles are nice!  Nice bit of history too, was interesting to read (y)  

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That's stunning! The exterior is nice and never expected to see that lovely dome area. Really nice. I'm liking all the curves to this place and the tiles are nice!   (y)

:comp  

It was indeed  :6_smile:  wasn't expecting it to be this nice! Really liked the colours and peeling paint!

 

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Great stuff. Such a good weekend. Not sure if your pics are huge or the forums a bit laggy tho. Took about a minute for the page to load.  :shock:

 
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Great stuff. Such a good weekend. Not sure if your pics are huge or the forums a bit laggy tho. Took about a minute for the page to load.  :shock:

Thanks mate  :5_smiley: I think it's my photos! Sorry about that haha!

 

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Now that is nice!!! Stunning pics as per (y)  

Great stuff. Such a good weekend. Not sure if your pics are huge or the forums a bit laggy tho. Took about a minute for the page to load.  :shock:

I was wondering that too; this report loaded quickly but previous ones seemed to take a while to show the images even with quick computer and fast internet here. But my knowledge in this area is slim, maybe @Dubbed Navigator could shed some light? 

 

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The orignal images are HUGE 5,873px × 3,915px

Forum has scaled them down, but is still having to contact the server for original images. I'm looking into a way of softening the blow.

What an utterly beautful place!

 
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