Arriving to the capital of Albania I am struck by how obvious is the expansion of Tirana. Houses and buildings, some more gaudy than others, spring out from the ground and shine against the grey sky like fresh mushrooms after summer rain.
Our new acquaintance, a not young but not old university teacher who is giving us a ride all the way from Durres, seems unphased as he explains that the new rich have taken a fancy in this kind of architecture.
We get off in the downtown and wander around aimlessly. Plunge in with me and enjoy the jester energy of yet another post-communist capital of the quickly evolving Eastern Europe.
This is my photo essay from Tirana.
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Have you liked the photographs from Tirana? In that case, stay tuned – an article about hitchhiking across Albania is on the way! What do you think of post-communist countries? How does the architecture make you feel? I feel repulsed and attracted at the same time, and you? Let me know in the comments section!