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The Peace Bell  
   

The Peace Bell

Run for the Hills, Run for your Life!

May 24th 2016
Woolly says – our first bus of the day was rather like playing the game of sardines! As more and more people squeezed in I started wondering if the oxygen on board would last out for the journey, as though the lid had been removed we all poured out onto the pavement and the start of our second bus ride to Tirana. The municipality was first credited to Sulejman Pasha Bargjini, a native feudal ... read more
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Albanian Flag Between 1990 and 1992 Albania ended 46 years of xenophobic Communist rule and established a multiparty democracy. The transition has proven difficult as successive governments have tried to deal with high unemployment, widespread corruption, a dilapi... ... read more
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27th May 2016

Fine political art!
I love the story around the Peace Bell--bullets to a bell--good for them! And the woman and man marching side-by-side outside the historical museum was unexpected and wonderful--I dislike those historical monuments when it's just a bunch of generals. The unusual floral details on the mosque and the colored buildings were all lovely. Glad you made it through the wild traffic!
27th May 2016

Could have done without the traffic!
Like you I loved the concept of the bell, everywhere we seem to go here depicts the young and non military in their memorials ...recognition of the people, is always a good thing.

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