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Magnificant views, terrible memories...

2011.10.07
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This is the Barmash Pass, the main route through the mountains in south-east Albania.

It is a glorious spot now but hasn't always been.

The memorial marks the location where partisans attacked a German convoy in July 1943. In reprisal the Germans sent an armoured column to the nearby village of Borove where they set fire to every building with the inhabitants inside, killing over 100 civilians and razing the village to the ground.

Another episode in Albania's long and turbulent history.
5 Comments
DancingDolphin Those ARE some incredible views... especially those distant layers in #4! I would personally like them better if they were a little less processed and looked more natural. (HDR?)
DancingDolphin · 2011-10-07: 12:18
Annbramwell Wow, your'e not kidding about the views... those are pretty breathtaking... great pictures...!
Annbramwell · 2011-10-07: 12:38
girafferacing What an astonishing place - so beautiful.
girafferacing · 2011-10-07: 19:07
liveandletlive Spectacular David!!! Such a sad past.
liveandletlive · 2011-10-09: 15:04
slowpete love the second and third photos
slowpete · 2011-10-10: 01:39
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