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Krujë, Albania

A couple J works with at the embassy offered to take us to Krujë with them one afternoon to pick up a rug they had commissioned. Krujë is renowned for its medieval market where they sell modern-day kitsch souvenirs and Albanian antiques. We ate lunch together had dishes besides stew!  I will post about the different kinds of stew...one of these days.

In the meantime, Krujë pictures because, before coming to Albania, asakiyume told me to take lots of photos, and by that, I understood, she'd like to see them, too. ;)

A panorama from the restaurant. You can't see it because of the distance, but Tirana is lost in that haze to the right:



By the time we finished with our late lunch, the sun was already on its way down (the days are getting longer; sunset is around 4:30 now):



The market street:



Some everyday utensils of past days:



They had some stunning bridal chests for sale. We are looking into purchasing one, but it will cost as much to send it to France as it will to buy it, so we'll see if we can swing it. If we can, I'll write more about them and post a picture.


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frigg
Jan. 12th, 2012 04:59 pm (UTC)
Medival market, carpet makers, what's not to love? :D
mnfaure
Jan. 13th, 2012 01:03 pm (UTC)
Indeed! It is good to get out and visit places like that, even if they are a bit...ok, very touristy.
judo100
Jan. 13th, 2012 02:37 am (UTC)
Wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing.
mnfaure
Jan. 13th, 2012 12:08 pm (UTC)
Happy to oblige. :)
asakiyume
Jan. 14th, 2012 06:43 pm (UTC)
How did I miss this gorgeous entry? This is what happens now that I'm not on LJ everyday, and I regret it very much. The light in these is so gorgeous. I love the metal cruets, too...

I'll be sending you an e-mail soon--I'm searching back through your entries for something...
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