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2018 PROMOTING TIRANA THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY


Published by:

DMO Albania Sponsored by:

In association with:

irana Photo Festival

VISIT-TIRANA.COM ...a colorful feeling

Partners:

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Photo cover: Nertil Zhuri Design: Xhoan Guga - Delta Print Studio Print: Gent Grafik Copyright © DMO ALBANIA 2018

Project: www.tiranaphotofestival.com


Foreword Photography is a way of feeling, touching, loving, and helping people to see what’s real. Once a subject is photographed, it marks a moment in time forever, thus helping us remember. Through the annual Tirana Photo Festival and seasonal photo contests organized for more than 2 years through Visit Tirana, we have documented and exhibited dramatic changes in the city of Tirana and its surroundings in the last few years. This Album is the best showcase of an emerging tourist destination. Tirana is experiencing a boom in tourism due to its interesting history, mixed architecture, and lively cultural life. At the same time, the spirit and beauty of this country is inspiring new photographers everywhere. DMO Albania (Destination Management Organization of Albania) is promoting the capital of Albania, in partnership with Visit Tirana and participating photographers, through visual storytelling filled with the best this city has to offer. We are thankful to the Tirana Municipality for supporting the premiere of the annual Tirana Photo Festival and the production of this beautiful album. We look forward to growing the celebration of this city and photography in many years to come. We would like to thank our growing community of photographers, young and old, professional and amateurs, who tirelessly captured every magical moment of life in this fascinating city. We couldn’t have made it without you all. Special thanks go to our partners for their valuable support. This album contains 100 wining photos from more than 7000 sent through VisitTirana social media entries in three categories: The city - the place where we live; Tirana People - a city without its people does not have an identity or personality; Tirana Nature – our green and mountainous landscape makes us uniquely Tirana. Enjoy the photos and let’s celebrate together our beloved city, Tirana!

Sincerely

DMO Albania team


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Ani Treska

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Enjoying the summer at Skanderbeg Square 7


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Cynthia Navarrete

An old man crossing an old bridge. Tanner’s Bridge, Autumn 8


Enea Mustafaraj

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After the rain.. Toptani pedestrian street, Tirana 9


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Nertil Zhuri


Taking lens ball pictures of Skanderbeg Square


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Pamela Gjuzi

The blossom of the spring in Tirana 12


Ad Brahimi

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Walking around Tajvani Center, biggest cafĂŠ of Tirana

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Edmond Vata

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Another day came to an end, night’s lights explode

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Giti Kolasi

Summer walk through the Lana’s Bridge

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Edvin Rushitaj

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Playing with lights at Tirana Lake

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Elvis Bregu

An epic shot showing a huge rainbow over Tirana

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Erjon Hoda

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People enjoying summer nights in the square

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Niku Roshi

A full view of Mother Teresa Square

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Klaidi Bodinaku

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The King Zog I, the start of new Boulevard

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Nikola Ristic

Lana river looks more beautiful in the spring time

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Inda Sela

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Mixed architecture, the old and modern building

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Armando Husa

Tirana changes colors every season

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Lisander Jella

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Summer Day celebration in Tirana 25


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Fabien Balla


Pure refection at the lake during night


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Margarita Micani

Biking under umbrellas 28


Tauland Haxhi

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Biking in gold reflections, Skanderbeg Square

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Kristi Mukollari

Capturing festive celebration while staying by the lake

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Elidon Gjata

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The Archaeological Museum of Tirana

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Arend Rada

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The moon overlooking the glittering lights of the city

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Fjorda Llukmani

Autumn colors in the city 34


Igor Hrvatin

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Boys enjoying walk and talk in Skanderbeg Square

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Apostjon Thimjo

When the sunset wears the city with its colors

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Luljeta Mustafaj

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The New Bazar in the lights glittering over the night

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Arlinda Dragjoshi

The city colors are clear in rainy days

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Valter Zhara

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Last ray of sun shines over Kruja, meanwhile Tirana is in dark

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Ergys Baki

Walking toward the museum on a rainy day

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Elvis Bregu

City covered in snow, view from balcony

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Rezar Balla

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Christmas light decor

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Nensi Bogdani

Skanderbeg square during winter holidays

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Xhonaldo Mukaj

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A thunder light over the University of Tirana

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Albert Cmeta

The Skanderbeg statue in snow, Tirana

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Arend Rada

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Celebrating the new year in the square

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Margarita Micani

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People enjoying summer at Rinia Park


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Andi Dhimtri

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Girl trying to catch the umbrella at Smile Albania info point


Anxhi Celiku

Love to buy new plants and flowers at New Bazzar 51

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Dritan Zaimi

Synchronized.. Tourists climbing the Pyramid of Tirana

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Girl playing with leaves at Palace of Brigades (King Zog)


Klajdi Haxhari

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Edi Vata

Boys playing football at Skanderbeg square

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Enkelida Metaj

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Color matching in the New Boulevard


Alexandra Lewis

Escaping the summer heat in Tirana pools

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Aldo Bonata

Walking alone in rainy days

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Feeling romantically happy under the rain


Alla Simacheva

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Busra Çete

The street musician playing at the Big Park 60


Antjola Mustafaj

Family weekend in Dajti Mountain 61

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Saimir Cala

Kids playing with water at New Bazaar

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Edi Vata

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Don’t be sad, I am standing by your side


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Heyner Jhohans

Our momentum in Tirana. We felt at home, not as tourists

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Iva Cuashaj

Religious tolerance, feels right in our country

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Roland Beqiraj

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Life contrast. Reading the newspaper by a billboard

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Eva Shyti

The color day festival in Tirana

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Alla Simacheva

Kids having fun in the autumn leaves by the lake 70


Fabian Kazo

Hello Shengjergji Waterfall, I just arrived

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Shkelqim Hoti

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Adopting myself to the building’s shape


Polikseni Cero

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Kids holding hands and running in Tirana streets 73


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Roland Beqiraj

Kill your frustration, not women


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Artemon Tamo

We can’t stop playing, until it gets dark

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Visar Bucpapaj

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Girl playing with fallen leaves

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Suela Biba

Afternoon at Reja, I always take my doll with me

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Rovena Plaku

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Old women having a serious conversation at a neighborhood


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Ermira Kaso

Long walk at the new Boulevard

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Xhoi Plesati

The music warms the hearts of people in winter

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Eda Nushi

Bike is for all ages. Tirana has even more bike paths for the biking community

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Klejdi Shtrepi

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Street musicians at Artificial Lake Park, Tirana, Albania

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Dritan Zaimi

Going out the city for winter holidays

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Eagle flies high on Bovilla Reservuar


Flori Proko

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Lira Pipa

The sky is so clear over the lake

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Aldo Bonata

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I love biking in the villages of Tirana in springtime

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Anxhi Çeliku

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Amazed by the entrance of Pellumbas Cave


Erjona Koka

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In touch with nature, summer time in rural Tirana

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Lisander Jella

Erzeni river exploration

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Fabian Kazo

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Self portrait at the top of Brar Bridge, Tirana


Enea Mustafaraj

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Winery hills in rural Tirana

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Klaidi Bodinaku

Mount Biking in the green paths of Tirana

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Ferit Lika

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Harvest time in Tirana villages

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Erisa Shaba

Little paradise, Dajti Mountain

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Valter Zhara

Refreshing during summer days at Erzeni Canyon

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Grigor Bajrami

Pure sunset reflection over the lake

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Drilon Neli

When autumn covers the city

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Xhersi Tarja

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Relaxing by mother nature, Tirana

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Visar Bucpapaj

Shengjergji Waterfall in its full view

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Julian Lekoรงaj

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Capturing the Big Park in early morning

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Ardit Lici

Walking amid fallen leaves in Great Park

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Petrit Kotepano

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We did it! Reaching the Vali Cave in Tirana

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Endi Bulku

Warming up before a long hike at Dajti Mountain

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Polikseni Cero

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The salamander reflects the colors of autumn, Tirana

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Arlind Rexhmataj

The park covered in autumn colors

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Artemon Tamo

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Snow road in Dajti Mountain

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Igor Hrvatin

The moment when the day light looks like night

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Xhonaldo Mykaj

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Looking over the city from the Dajti Mountain with snow


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Iva Caushaj

Walking in the park is the best thing you can do for your health

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Drilon Neli

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If you love colors, the autumn is your season


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Fjorda Llukmani

Winter time in Surrel village near Tirana


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Camilo Hernandez

Petrela Castle standing proudly in every season

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Ndue Prela

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Capturing the quiet at Farka Lake

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Erisa Shaba

Warming your heart in wintertime, Dajti 120


Hysni Topi

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I don’t mind the snow and the cold 121


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