IVAN VAZOV (1850–1921) settled in Sofia in the spring of 1889. Here he devoted himself to active social and literary activity; only six years later he was officially celebrated as a People's Poet. In the period 1890–1905, Vazov intensively wrote short stories, collected in five successive collections: "Drawings and Patterns" (two volumes), "Seen and Heard", "Colorful World", "Morning in Bankya". Actually, among them there is no separate group of stories called by the author himself "Sofia stories", but a significant part of the works are on Sofia themes. They reflect the immediate impressions of Vazov, who loved walking in the streets and surroundings of Sofia, sometimes with the conscious intention to observe the behavior and manners of the new citizens of Sofia.
The collection includes thirty stories. Arranged chronologically, they represent a true chronicle of the events in the Bulgarian capital from the end of the XIX - beginning of the XX century.