Here's my latest blogging activity. Today's entry is a part of Piri-Piri Lexicon's "show me your neighborhood around the world" project and as such, I'm doing my part to introduce the world to Tirana, Albania.
The rules are simple: Post a minimum of six pictures of typical scenes from around your neighborhood. Photos must be taken by the blogger (in this case me!) and include a typical mode of transportation, a school or educational facility, a market or shopping facility, a typical house, a nearby street, and a playground.
It sounds simple enough, right? It is until I realized that "typical" in Albania is anything but. As I have written about in previous blog entries, Albania is simultaneously trapped in a time warp and barreling forward full force in time. Because of this you can see both old and new, traditional and modern all in the same city block. And these pictures reflect this contrast but to me, this is what Albania is all about.
School or educational facility: