Photographer's Note

This is what I call an Albanian view! It has all ingredients in it, steep mountain background, stone built house roofed with stone slates, grape vine pergola and characteristic chimneys.

Everything in this house comes from no further that 1km from it. Pine and oak comes from the slopes in the background and you only need to dig to get to the stone and slates which are joined together with horse manure, hay and mud. No machines, no straight planks of wood, now smooth corners, everything is minimally worked on before put to use. Inside this house there will be wall fitted cupboards, huge chimneys, wooden flooring and carved wooden cellings. The loft is usually a storage full of dried fruit and nuts. A sring or mountain streem will provide the water. Food here is first class even by Albanian standards, best rakia in the world is made right here.

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Additional Photos by Aleks Gjika (agjika) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 38 N: 641] (4319)
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