Adam *

Adam *

Posted on 10/04/2016


Photo taken on June  2, 2016


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hotel
paintings
Albania
Shqiperia
Gjirokaster


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The hotel that stands on the square in GJIROKASTER (Albania)was named after Andon Çajupi (1866-1930), a poet and playwright. He was born in Sheper in the Zagori Mountains north-east of Gjirokastër. The hotel was the one where I stayed in 1984. It has been modernised, but has kept 1 room, a lounge, from the Hoxha period in its original state. This was decorated with carved wood panelling and a number of well-preserved frescoes, which at first sight looked almost pre-Raphaelite. The exquisitely painted scenes depicted aspects of modern (i.e. pre-1990) life. Some of the rustic landscapes contained electric pylons and oil derricks. In one domestic scene there was a modern briefcase in the foreground and in the background washing lines with laundry hanging on them.

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Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Great image.
2 years ago.
Anne H
Anne H
A mixture of antique + Socialist realism...
23 months ago.
Adam *
Adam *
Yes, Anne!
23 months ago.