Photos from Albania


The name Albania may be derived from the Illyrian tribe of the Albani. In Albanian it is called Shqipėri or Shqipėria which is popularly interpreted as 'Land of the Eagles' though most likely the origin lies in the Byzantine double-headed eagle used on the country's seals by Skanderbeg, Albania's medieval leader against the Ottomans.

tirana city center

Tirana city centre : church and Et'hem Bey Mosque side by side

 

tirana skanderbeg square

Tirana: Skanderbeg Square : the National Historical Museum

 

korce cathedral albania\

Christian Orthodox Cathedral of Saint George in Korēė

 


Albania was part of the 2000-2001 trip

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from : Croatia to : Greece

 

 
 

 


 

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