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Albania From the Air

Thanks to Llukan for pointing me to the website of Alket Islami.

Alket Islami flies around the sky in one of those flimsy looking contraptions that I now know is a paramotor - a seat attached to an engine hanging from a parachute. While he's up there he sometimes carries a camera.

Recently a book of his photographs was published: Albania From The Air. The images are both spectacular and beautiful and you can see them at his website. I've reproduced a few of them below to give you a taster.

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find it for sale on Amazon so I'm not sure if it is available outside Albania. In Tirana you can get it in bookshops for 5500 lek.


Ll.T. said…
Ups, sorry, I had forgotten to send you the pdf version so I'm happy you got the site to work :D
Anonymous said…
thanks man! :)
nick said…
wow..breathtaking stuff... too bad the guy's name is in all of the
our man said…
Nick, I think the name is there to stop people using these without permission/acknowledgment.

Anon, you are welcome. Are you Alket?
nick said…
yeah i know. I just wanted it to put it as background for my the name sorta ruins it cause it looks too big in bold letters. Maybe i can photoshop it out or something.
Anonymous said…
no i'm not alket. just liked the pictures a lot! thanks for bringing interesitng stuff for us. :)
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beyondrecall31 said…
I just bought the second volume of Albania From The Air in a charity shop in St. Albans, England. I've been interested in Albania - these pictures are a real eye-opener. It only cost me three pounds - abd the money goes to Oxfam.

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