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The colourful apartment buildings of Tirana

Tirana's mayor, Edi Rama, is a former artist and he decided to brighten this bleak, grey, post-communist city by subsidizing paint and ordering a number of buildings painted in bright colors and often strange patterns. The result is both wonderful and strange and gives a "Lego" look to what could otherwise be seen as an ugly, dull capital...

 

A great New Yorker article on Rama and Albania:

www.tirana.gov.al/?cid=2,58,413

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Taken on May 21, 2007