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In Tirana

The Artificial Lake

The Lake is part of the Main Park

Tirana traffic - though this is a rare sight. Most people prefer
a Mercedes-Benz or an SUV

The Mayor, Edi Rama, is an artist...

...the city is his canvas

One of the many construction sites in the city

A Tirana street - another construction site

Street surface up close - this is why we drive an SUV

Some of our neighbours - local street dogs

The British Memorial Cemetery in the Main Park

This is where the official British Remembrance Day service
is held

Skanderbeg Square - heart of Tirana

Mosque of Et'hem Bey in Skanderbeg Square

Statue of Skanderbeg - the national hero

Skanderbeg and Mosque

Money changing at the foot of the Skanderbeg statue


Anonymous said…
Enjoyed the pics
Naomi Boyd said…
ulhey Alwyn, the pictures are great, looks like its great weather! and your house looks lovely too! hope you and viki are both well, Naomi
ITS said…
You know that marble memorial plate for the fall British soldier that you took a picture of, used to be the tomb stone for Enver Hoxha...!!!!

My-oh-my.... I am sure you are shocked but read this story and be amazed:

ourmanintirana said…
Hi ITS. Thanks for the information. I had another look at the memorial and saw the holes she was talking about. It's a great story - I hope it's true. I've contacted the people who run the cemeteries to see if they can confirm it. I will let you know.

I read your piece on the internationals - I'm not quite as cynical as you. I think there are just too many doing the same kind of things.

I'll keep reading.

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