I had a truly profound experience when visiting this structure - it brought to me memories of a wind-blown street in Jersey City where my therapist lived for a several months in 1983.
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Of course you can't leave Tirana without having looked at this thing but it's extremely ugly. And falling apart.
Quite damaged and broken, the Enver Hoxha mausoleum is worth visiting as a symbol of time when (different types of) communist/socialist regimes were reality across Balkans. Although there isn't really much to see as the place is almost completely demolished, the overall scale, planning and...More
This pyramid was built during the communist era and until now has not been destroyed, partly so people still remember this time for the country. It has (on purpose) been deserted though so windows are broken and it's filled with graffiti, which makes it quite...More
Strange large construction which could be whatever else than the monument. Full of broken glass and graffiti in the heart of city centre.
On the one hand a dilapidated eyesore, on the other, a very cool piece of architecture. It's in the city center so a visit won't be out of the way when seeing other Tirana sights. I enjoyed viewing it in the early morning light when...More