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On The Bench

Always a nice place to walk, the park is now a nice place to sit since lots of new benches appeared. These pictures were taken on Sunday morning. The last one gives an idea of what was there before.


ITS said…
Hey Alwyn,

I love the shot of the two old guys on the bench. Albania must be the only country in the world where the old-timers will put on a tie just for a stroll in the park. It's fascinating.

I mean look at the guy on the right. He's all pimped out. His back and shoulders are straight. Nice coat, tie, leather gloves, and an umbrella just in case. He's got it all. I can almost smell the Brut cologne coming out of this guy.

You can see a sense of pride and self-respect that blows your mind...

Love it!
ourmanintirana said…
About ten minutes after I took the picture he got up, set his umbrella down and started doing his exercise routine.

You're looking quite respectable yourself in your picture.
Selfmaderadio said…
The shoes, they tell a lot about Tirana's streets. ;)
belle_fleur said…
this picture of the old fellows reminds me of my grandpa because he used to dress up and look sharp just for the heck of it:))

p.s. great pics!
ourmanintirana said…
Thanks. Glad you like the pictures. I haven't been taking enough lately. Maybe when the sun starts to shine I'll take some more.
Anonymous said…
the eldermen pictures are defnitely cool

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