Relics of a discarded legacy...

by David Swatton October. 13, 2011 3606 views

In the car park at the back of the national art gallery in Tirana there is a “dumping ground” for the communist icons of the past. The locals are doing a thorough job of eradicating the evidence of their recent past… although removing the 350,000+ concrete bunkers littering the countryside is a somewhat bigger job.

Sorry, can't resist this…. there was an American in our small group who asked loudly, “So, who's the big guy in the middle anyway?”

Cue the awkward looks and sniggering all round :-)

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Helen Hooker 8 years, 1 month ago

Lol, love the commentary - priceless!

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Felecia 8 years, 1 month ago

Great shot. I don't know how I feel about this. Every time I look around some group is trying to erase evidence of their histories. It was what it was. I'm starting to get a little bit agitated just thinking about it. I better go find a phallic symbol to photograph.
(you truly made me laugh out loud)

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Rob Gant 8 years, 1 month ago

great shot very nice

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Stormfish 8 years, 1 month ago

p.s. who IS the big guy in the middle?

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Stormfish 8 years, 1 month ago

i wish i had the statue of that pig tail revolutionary in my garden...

wait a minute! i wish i had a garden!

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Olga Helys 8 years, 1 month ago

Nice find !
Great details
Nice expressions
Really beautiful and interesting artworks
Great lighting

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jacki 8 years, 1 month ago

Fascinating to think about the possibilities...

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