PECOB Portal on Central Eastern
and Balkan Europe
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Monday July 15, 2024
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Geographic Galleries

Here you can find picture galleries dedicated to a specific city, region or place.


Albanian flag is waving next to a statue of a warlord riding a horse, and in front of a minaret.

Tirana presents the typical features of big cities in developing countries. It is possible to find signs of wealth as well as signs of the deepest poverty. Heading toward the town center of the city the two worlds that make up this society become more and more apparent. Modern buildings in the town centre and the large boulevards are surrounded by a vast and lively periphery. New residential areas are a proof of the presence of a part of the poulation becoming richer.

See the gallery "Tirana"



There are two small houses painted with soft rose and blue.

The capital city of the Czech Republic still partly holds the charm of a misterious city, in spite of the fact that western lifestyle and models are twisting the appearance of a city that has long been considered magic.

See the gallery "Prague"


04. The long boulevards of Tirana

Picture taken from a bus showing a long boulevard without cars with trees at its side.

In the central area of the city there are long boulevards with trees on each side that head to the central square.

See the picture "The long boulevards of Tirana"


06. Monument to Skanderbeg

Albanian flag is waving next to a statue of a warlord riding a horse, and in front of a minaret

This is a monument dedicated to the famous Albanian warlord Skanderbeg. He is considered to this day symbol of national pride and unity. Besides the monument, there is the most ancient mosque of Albania.

See the picture "Monument to Skanderbeg"


07. Trying to have a dialogue

A smiling nun in a long and ligth gown is discussing with a man wearing a muslim cap and holding a book in his hands

Inside a Mosque, a catholic nun and an imam discuss about the interpretation of the Koran. In spite of the fact that there are different religions in Albania, there seems to be peace among them.

See the picture "Trying to have a dialogue"


09. New residential areas

A row of many-coloured new residential buildings.

The fact that a new social class is growing is supported also by the constructions of these new residential areas carefully protected by fences and gates.

See the picture "New residential areas"


10. The National Museum

A large mosaic over the entrance of a building with people dressed with clothes typical of different times. In the centre, a woman waves her rifle and a man waves a red flag

The facade of the National Museum is decorated with a large mosaic triumphally illustrating the history of Albania since Illiric times to its more recent Socialist past.

See the picture "The National Museum"



This section contains photographic galleries of central eastern europe and balkan countries.



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