Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Shkodër / Skadar in Albania
August 5, 2014, 8 pictures

Most pictures are aproximately 400 x 600 pixels in size. Numbers in front of the photo descriptions are the serial numbers of the original images. Photo and copyright (c) Primož Jakopin 2014.


Shkodër, open market


22286. A special treat for the connoisseur is the Shkodër open market between the streets Rruga Djepaxhijej and Rruga Evliju Celebiu (after the famous Turkish traveler Evliya Çelebi), only a short walking distance from the city centre, the Democracy Square (Sheshi Demokracia). In the picture part of the market, it would be called green market (zelena pijaca) in Serbia, with vegetables, is depicted, along the Rruga Djepaxhijej. It is generally possible to pay with euros but the visitor soon finds out that there is a different exchange rate for coins (100 leks per euro) and for banknotes (140 leks per euro). Vegetables are abundant, prices leave little to be desired and the quality of the produce is way above anything available in the european supermarkets, more in line with bio- and eco- vegetables. As elsewhere foreign languages are seldom spoken, but here and there Italian and even Serbian can be of great help.



22287. Another part of the vegetable market, on the opposite side of the street, next to the covered market.



22288. In the covered market mainly textile goods, shoes, cosmetics and domestic appliances are sold.



22289. Another alley in the covered market



22290. Outer view of the southeastern side of the covered market



Shkodër, downtown


22291. Three youngs on the pedestrian street Rruga Kolë Idromena



22292. Veteran-operated tricycle pickup





22293. A wider gypsy family traveling from Zus to Shkodër in a moped-driven tricycle




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