Photographer's Note

‘Skopje - Street artist & Archaeological Museum of Macedonia’

Very recently Chris showed a picture of the Archaeological Museum in Skopje and I realised I never uploaded a single photo of North Macedonia here.
However, I thought it was a very interesting country with a friendly population where you can easily travel around for a few weeks.
I was there during a summer holiday when I was still working. Presumably I immediately had a lot of work on my return. I guess that’s why no photos were shown here.

Meanwhile, the country has officially become the Republic of North Macedonia.
However, on TrekEarth it will remain immortalized as Macedonia FYR (former Yugoslav Republic) …

On the southern bank of the Vardar there are many restaurants with large terraces and there is also some street entertainment in the evenings.
Here a puppeteer attracts the attention of some children.

The picture is taken between the Stone Bridge (Dušan Bridge, built on Roman foundations but dating from the Ottoman period), and the new Eye Bridge.
On the other side of the river you find the Archaeological Museum and the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Macedonia.
From an aesthetic point of view, opinions about the various new buildings differ quite a bit but it cannot be denied that this area offers many possibilities for the photographer.
Also, the southern bank of the Vardar has become a summer meeting place for many (locals and tourists).
I remember my first evening looking for a restaurant in the historic part of the city that was built during the Ottoman period. To my great surprise, that was a less lively and pleasant part of Skopje than the newer part.

In the WS a view in the other direction with the Stone Bridge and a part of Skopje Fortress in the background.

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6552 W: 22 N: 15419] (60866)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2018-07-12
  • Exposure: 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2021-06-27 10:15
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Points: 44
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