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While our friend Ken was visiting us for a few days he managed to capture these pictures of a charming traditional Albanian street scene.


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Jeroen said…
Ah, there's no sight like two smashed-up asshole cars. Lovely. I can only imagine the bad driving that led to this mess.
our man said…
Mr Silver MB was out of his lane and turning left. The traffic lights at the junction were working so I don't know who was driving through a red light. Mr Black MB was hardly dented.
traveller one said…
Too bad one isn't a Touareg!
ITS said…
is the gray one a D190? Looks exactly like my mom's car... you are freaking me out... gotta go and call her...
Anonymous said…
still holding grudges?!
belle_fleur said…
I love the expression of the man in the first picture, upset and making gestures with his hands, hehehe. I am glad he isn't reading in this blog because he would not be happy with my writting:))
nick said…
did they start fighting afterwords?
our man said…
No fighting - not even many raised voices - just lots of hand gestures.

ITS - hope your mom's car wasn't involved. The drivers were both men.
Anonymous said…
"Too bad one isn't a Touareg! "

Tuaregs can save your life in these kind of accidents. If you can see from the picture, the lower Mercedes is totally destryed but the other car whihc is higher hasn't even got a scratch on it. The lower cars slide under the higher ones. I dont know if the mercedes ownder can even repair that car now. Tuaregs are a good investment.

In Albania is better to have higher cars, off-roads, fuori stradas, SUVS.

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