#82 - Bai Milio - Historical Personage of Plovdiv, Bulgaria - please, take a look at his story down here!

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Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on November 9, 2009

Bai Milio - Historical Personage of Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Once upon a time a man, a man who everybody living in Plovdiv knows him. His name was Milio. And people to remember him built a statue of him in the main street of Plovdiv. In nowadays Milio is historical personage.

Gabor Retei on November 9, 2009

Hello Mimi,

Thank you for entering this fine picture into the 2009 November NPC. A very nice shot!

Your photo has all of the correct characteristics, tagging, numbering, title and country identification as required so it is ready to participate!

Best wishes to be successful in the contest! Please take part as well in the voting process in a few days!

Regards, Gabe

2009 November NPC moderator

Herb Riddle on November 9, 2009

I like this statue and I like the man as well. Well caught and presented. Good luck minipet, Herb

Ivan Botev on November 10, 2009

Нещо не разбрах, къде се губи Мими ли???

János Martini on November 10, 2009

Superb photo entered sporting event 2009 November NPC onto a competition! Congratulations, and I wish many successes!

Best regards: János

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on November 11, 2009

Milio “The Mad”

Milio “The Mad”, as he was called, is a personage from Plovdiv, died more than 35 years ago. As a student he got meningitis illness and tumbled scroll. Actually he was quite harmless, even nice. Everybody remembers that he had a good heart. But not everyone around him had good heart and often teased over it. Once even people threw him in the icy waters of the city lake – just for fun.

Indeed, it hovers around him an exciting story - the legend of his big “member”. But if it was so or not nobody could say it certainty in nowadays.

At that time some teased people tried to brink him somewhere, to tell him some stories about women and to make him excited. And at the end just to see his "legend."

There is a story about Milio - how a short-sighted young man took his bride at the window of Milio - to watch him undressing. Watched, they saw what they wished and then the girl - having made the comparison of "what" of what will be in her bed, for a whole life perhaps, debris engagement.

Many stories are told about Milio, but one is the most popular. A doctor, in whose bedroom tension for years silence, decided to check the "legend". She invited Milio, washed him, checked his "legend", fed him and finally told him not to tell anyone what had happened. Milio going to walk up the stairs and when repeating the behest came down the street, turned to the balcony of his benefactress, and began to cry: - Doctor-Ivanova and Ivanov, Doctor ... Ah! I promise not to tell anyone-oo-o ...

However, the glass overflow, some years ago when George Lazarov, a doctor who worked many years in the U.S. gives money for the monument of Milio. Danko Danev - the sculpture worked very hard and one day Milio bloomed on the main street of Plovdiv in full size. One arm is stuck deep in your pocket - who knows what this is about, what keeps guesses.

Since then, the city is divided in two. One half cursing Milio and lists of how the real heroes are still not having monuments. The other half, however, this statue is like, it is still part of the past of this city and some smiles and good spirits are never redundant to anyone.

I hope those who have read this information have liked the story.

mimipet’s greetings

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▲artwall on November 12, 2009

Beautiful and sad true Plovdiv's story! Congrats, Mimi!



Ivcho on November 12, 2009

Добра снимка на бай Мильо,а отзад е бившата дискотека "КАМЕНИЦА"!Поздрави от морето!Иво

Luca Rigato on November 12, 2009

Una foto molto originale! Sembra vivo! Luca.

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on November 18, 2009

Благодаря ви много за топлите коментари Ivan, Артин, Иво и Ваня!

Many thanks for your comments Gabor, Herb, Martini!

Grazie mille per il tuo commento Luca.

Ciao, Mimi

david g Johnson on November 18, 2009

mimipet. Haa !!. wow.that was sure some story !!!Good luck...DJ.UK.

Conquilha on December 14, 2009

Magical shot to this statue...

Voted by Conquilha from Portugal

Lilia on December 16, 2009

И за мен нещо познато, Мими, и то много реално - аз израснах в Пловив и продължавам да се връщам там с нескрито удоволствие. Посетих "Света на Мими"!!! Браво! какво друго... Весела Коледа и зрава и щастлива Нова година на теб и хората, които обичаш. поздрав , Лили

Jan Sognnes on January 31, 2010

Very nice statue and interesting history!

Have a nice week!

Greetings, Jan

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    by Minka Tsoneva (Mimip…
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