Photographer's Note

This is the centre of Tirana, capital of Albania. The Et'hem Bey Mosque, built around 1800, is the city's most famous landmark and one of the few mosques (or churches) left untouched by the Communist regime.

Behind it is the Clock tower, from where traditionally the best views of the city could be enjoyed. Obviously that is going to change, judging from the skyscraper being built in the background and other high rise buildings popping up here and there throughout the city.

In front of the mosque, but not quite visible here, is the huge Skanderbeg Square, Sheshi Skënderbeu, which is presently going through a major facelift.

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Additional Photos by Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12410 W: 572 N: 23828] (101956)
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