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Some images might be deceivable. What seems to be the major style seen in an area is in fact a small piece of the past.
The photo shows houses which are typical of Lozenetz district. The "frame" is in fact the so-called "The Roman Wall". Everyone knows it simply as the Roman Wall. The market which surrounds it is popular as "The Market at the Roman Wall". But popular names might also be deceivable.
The wall is actually present from the times when Bulgarian territories were still a part of the Ottoman Empire. It is said that this wall stood at a Turkish cemetery, being a part of a mosque. The wall used to be an important place for prayers. Muslims going to hadj to Mecca and Medina would stop and make their prayers. On their way back they would stop again here.

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