Transformers in Sofia

Art students of Sofia, Bulgaria have transformed the ugly green boxes (found in most cities) housing electrical transformers and telecommunications wiring. I love the word play on transformed transformers between Sofia and Podgorica transformers.

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Safe in Podgorica with Real Transformers

After other Balkan countries, many travelers have felt a let down on visiting the capital of Montenegro. For me it has been just the opposite. The historical tension of Sarajevo evaporated into relaxed fun of a city that does not take itself too seriously. Perhaps, Podgorica (pronounced Pode, rhymes with rode – Go – Rizza, rhymes with Pizza) has some similarities to Trieste. More importantly, the citizens and visitors are protected by life size transformers. Here are the seven guardians:

Protector of our apartment.

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Parks and Pedestrian areas under control

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Sometimes tourists need to be shaken up a little bit.

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Small or Gigantic, each has a purpose.

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