Magnificant views, terrible memories...

by David Swatton October. 07, 2011 2382 views

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.

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Pete 8 years, 1 month ago

love the second and third photos

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Felecia 8 years, 1 month ago

[b]Spectacular[/b] David!!! Such a sad past.

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Helen Hooker 8 years, 1 month ago

What an astonishing place - so beautiful.

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Ann Garratty 8 years, 1 month ago

Wow, your'e not kidding about the views... those are pretty breathtaking... great pictures...!

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Jacki 8 years, 1 month ago

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?)

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