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From Sky Tower

Rinia Park and the Taiwan complex with Skenderbeg Square in the background.

In the centre is the old Dajti Hotel; to the right is St Paul's Catholic Cathedral.

This small patch of land, which had been sealed off for a long time, has been turned into a pedestrianised square.

St Paul's Cathedral, the European Trade Center, the edge of the Pyramid and one of the Twin Towers.


The Parliament building with the Rogner Hotel, the Palace of Congresses, the Qemal Stafa Stadium and the Sheraton Hotel in the background.

The Palace of Congresses and the Sheraton with the park in the background.


Looking over the Bllok with the former residence of Enver Hoxha in the foreground.


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Comments

belle_fleur said…
I have never seen Tirana this green. Looks really good!
Anonymous said…
awesome pics, cant wait to visit Tirana again in 3 weeks

Keep up the great work!

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