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Welcome to Albania, Land of Bunkers.
Kids riding the rocket ships, street, Hotel Skampa.
Skanderbeg statue in Skanderbeg Square.
Mosque of Ethem Bey.
Enver Hoxha's house.
Former Hoxha museum. The American Consulate library is there now.
Suela's goat. I stayed with this family for a couple of days.
Januz putting an addition on his house.
Me with Januz and his family.
Dinner at Januz's house.
An Islamic center.
I was passing by this restaurant, where a wedding reception was being held, and they invited me in.
View of Berat.
At the National Folk Festival. This festival used to be held every five years in Gjirokaster, Hoxha's home town, but was discontinued when communism collapsed. I happened to be there when it was resumed after seven years.
Festival musicians at night and on their bus.
View of Gjirokastër.
Most of these photos were taken September 1995 with an Olympus XA 35mm camera on Ektachrome or Fujichrome, scanned on a Nikon Coolscan, and touched up with Photoshop.
See also the Albanian Page.