Category Archives: Photography

Video Blog: Bank Robbery in Tirana

Walking around Tirana one beautiful afternoon, minding my own business and not suspecting anything evil, I spotted these armed men in front of a bank. Quite obviously a bank robbery was in progress. In broad daylight. On the main boulevard of Tirana. … Continue reading

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Where George W. Bush is still popular

I have never seen a “George W. Bush Boulevard” or “George W. Bush Square” anywhere in the world. For some reason, he is not very popular anymore. I am not even sure if there is any “George W. Bush Street” in … Continue reading

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Going West

17 July 2014. In the Albanian port city of Vlora (in which Albanian is merely a geographical description because Vlora is such a typical Mediterranean tourism and port city that it might as well be in Italy or in Turkey) I … Continue reading

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He was a Football Fan

(Photographed at the cemetery of Prilep in Macedonia.)

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We didn’t have money for a real church

After a very steep climb on my hike from Prilep to Treskavec Monastery in Macedonia, I was greeted by this model of a church in the middle of a field which will never be harvested due to its inaccessibility and altitude. I thought … Continue reading

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Flower Power

(Photographed in Prilep in Macedonia.)

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Civil War is imminent

Question: How do you know that outbreak of an armed uprising is imminent? Answer: The neighbors are painting their car in camouflage colors. (Photographed in my neighbors’ garage in Bari, Italy in July 2014. You have been warned.)

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The Ruins of Tyndaris

Most of the souvenir and snack shops on the side of the road winding up to Tindari are closed. In Sicily, late April is still off-season. If you own a shop at the place that will be visited both for the ruins of the ancient city … Continue reading

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Off-Season

If you can get by without being offered useless souvenirs every couple of meters, and if you pack enough books to survive one or two days of rain, then late fall or early spring are the perfect times for travelling to … Continue reading

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Papyrus

Based on my consumption habits, only two plants can compete for the title of my favourite plant: the tobacco plant and papyrus. Although most of the books that I read now haven’t been made out of papyrus anymore, I still … Continue reading

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