Then we headed across the mountain ridge to restaurant where we had some coffee. The view from this mountain across the flat valley to the mountains on the other side remind me of the Salinas Valley in California.
The central place of official business
(forgot to get the representation picture here)
The Triumphal Arch that could be seen by the two main roads leading into town
Building used for small meeting or for teaching and instruction
Arcade for business purposes
Another large building
Wife preparing for triumphal entrance into the city
Leaving the Roman ruins, a study of some old and interesting trees
Part was built in the 12th century and the rest down in the 18th
And its interior with its 18th century decorations
And with some of the 12th century ones
I'm clearly partial to the older
Love the expression on the face of the one on the right
Some non-restored works
Then it was driving on to our final destination
Again I don't want to candy coat what Albania is nor do I want to bash it
There are lots of areas that aren't doing well. Much construction that was started during the early part of the 2000's funded by workers who went out of the country, was stopped after the 2008 crash and never continued. You see buildings that are either not finished or where only one floor has been finished and occupied everywhere.
Going through one of the larger cities, we again saw the propensity for the use of color with the new construction
We are covering so much over such a wide area that eating patterns are sort of screwed up. We've been eating on meal other than the hotel breakfast at around 3 to 4 PM.
Grilled Vegetables and Fish Soup and Chicken Soup
The vegetables and soups have been uniformly good
Migen had a grilled port dish
I've found the meat very well done and tough...not may favorite here
It was accompanied with a yogurt based sauce
Fish however has been uniformly good
Here are fried red mullet
And a grilled dorado
After lunch/dinner we had a long hard drive up steep winding mountain roads in a pouring rain to get to our hotel for the night.