Alpha Bank Donates Hit Exhibit to Bulgaria Capital SofiaCulture | October 15, 2009, Thursday // 16:22| views
Acting Sofia Mayor Minko Gerdzhikov (right) accepting the exhibit donation by the Manager of Alpha Bank Bulgaria, Filip Petru.
The Greek-owned Alpha Bank is donating to the Bulgarian capital Sofia 140 photos from its hit exhibit dedicated to two 130-year anniversaries.
The “Rediscover Sofia – Capital for 130 Years” exhibit kicked off in September. It has been dedicated to the fact that in 2009 Sofia celebrated its 130th anniversary since it was declared Bulgaria’s capital while Alpha Bank celebrated the 130th year since its founding.
The exhibit of photographs of Sofia in the late 19th and early 20th century. 70 of the photos have been displayed in a tent near the Sveta Nedelya Cathedral, and 20 of the most spectacular ones have been shown on large billboards all around downtown Sofia.
Some of the photos donated by Alpha Bank to the Sofia Municipality will be displayed in the stations of the Sofia Metro, and others will be placed in the City Hall or in other municipality buildings.
The acting Mayor of Sofia, Minko Gerdzhikov, has expressed his satisfaction with the success of the “Rediscover Sofia” project which has promoted the historical and architectural heritage of the Bulgarian capital.
Alpha Bank was set up in 1879 in the Greek town of Kalamata. In 1999, it took over Ionian Bank, which had had a branch in Bulgaria since 1995. Today, Alpha Bank has over 120 branches all across Bulgaria.
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