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Old April 25th, 2011, 06:23 PM   #1
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OHRID, Macedonia - The undiscovered pearl by konik93


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Ohrid Macedonia
Population: 42,003




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Ohrid is a city on the eastern shore of Lake Ohrid in the Republic of Macedonia. It has about 42,000 inhabitants, making it the seventh largest city in the country. The city is the seat of Ohrid Municipality. Ohrid is notable for having once had 365 churches, one for each day of the year and has been referred to as a "Jerusalem". The city is rich in picturesque houses and monuments, and tourism is predominant. It is located southwest of Skopje, west of Resen and Bitola, close to the border with Albania

Macedonia (dark red) was one of the republics within the Socialist Yugoslavia.


A civil war was fought between government and ethnic Albanian insurgents, mostly in the north and west of the country, between March and June 2001. The war ended with the intervention of a NATO ceasefire monitoring force. Under the terms of the Ohrid Agreement, the government agreed to devolve greater political power and cultural recognition to the Albanian minority. The Albanian side agreed to abandon separatist demands and to fully recognise all Macedonian institutions. In addition, according to this accord, the NLA were to disarm and hand over their weapons to a NATO force.
In August 2010 I went to Ohrid for 10 days. Actually, never before have I known about that place and I was pleasantly surprised by Ohrid Lake and people there. Starting place was Gliwice, Poland. Total amount of kilometers in one direction estimated at about 1 600 km but I'm not sure, the driver was someone else We've had 2 cars, 16 people, visited Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Macedonia and Albania. As everyone appreciated the trip, I'm not only going to post photos from there, but also visit Ohrid this summer Really worth seeing it!

Map of our trip


Photos were taken with Samsung GX20 (based on Pentax k20D)

Let's start: 17.08.10 | 11:00 am | Gliwice, Poland

1. Somewhere in Slovakia


2. At 5:00 pm we gained Budapest, capital of Hungary. We spent there little time, but the city seemed interesting. Pictures were taken from János hegy (John's Hill) which overlooks the whole city. The river bellow is called Dunaj


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9. At 9 pm we were at border crossing between Hungary and Serbia


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Old April 25th, 2011, 07:22 PM   #2
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18.08.10, 01:00 AM - Capital of Serbia, Belgrade. We've stayed at Kalemegdan - old fortress and park. Another nice panoramic view of city. Although it was Wednesday we've met a lot of young people who were spending their time together


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Old April 25th, 2011, 07:36 PM   #3
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18. Few hours later we passed the macedonian border. Majority was sleeping, first steps in this country were made on petrol station. Some trucks from Poland were reminding us about our homeland Time: 06:00 AM


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25. At 12:00 we finally got to Ohrid Lake and Ohrid itself
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26. We've stayed in Malezan family pension. One of their family members lives in Poland and they're likely to host guests from there. Really nice people Now, our terrace overlooking city harbour.





27. Sveti Kliment Church


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37. People jump from this 10 m cliff even though the water below is 2 meters deep


38. Church of St. John at Kaneo beach. Documents detailing the church property suggests that it was built before the year 1447.


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Old April 25th, 2011, 10:07 PM   #6
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Thank you konik93 for sharing those great photos from Ohrid, Macedonia
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44. It's Albania far in the distance


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49. And the same place during sunset


That was our first day in Ohrid, Macedonia. Other photos will appear later
PS I was also on this peak on the left. It's Magaro - 2254 m while the lake is 700 m. Amazing view
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Old April 26th, 2011, 10:29 AM   #8
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Old April 27th, 2011, 02:55 PM   #9
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Thanks for visiting Today I'm going to post photos from 19.08.10 - Ohrid city and maybe beaches. It depends on how much it'll take
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19.08.10

50. Sveti Kliment Ohridski street - the main walkway

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Saint Clement of Ohrid (840 – 916) was a medieval Slavonic scholar and writer and he is a saint venerated in the Orthodox communion. He was the most prominent disciple of Saints Cyril and Methodius and is often associated with the creation of the Glagolitic and Cyrillic alphabets, especially their popularisation among Christianised Slavs. He was the founder of the Ohrid Literary School and is considered as a patron of education and language by most Slavic nations. He is regarded to be the first bishop of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, one of the seven Apostles of the Bulgarian Empire the patron saint of the Republic of Macedonia, the city of Ohrid and the Macedonian Orthodox Church


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53. Polonez was a Polish car produced by FSO. Today, FSO's factory is a part of Chevrolet.


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55. Catholic church at Partizanska street


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58. Big number of hotels and apartments is built


59. This is another car from FSO from times it was a part of Daewoo. The car was called Tico. Here it has Nike's sign
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60. Jetty at Marshal Tito's Bay.


61. View of peninsula where we've lived


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67. Close to town Square with monument of St. Kliment


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69. One of hundreds of bars and restaurants
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70. Orthodox church of St. Sofia


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72. Inside the church. We'll come back here later


73. And again, main walkway


74. While waiting to exchange euros into macedonian dinars.


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76. Square with fountain. In the background there's an islam minaret


77. Boulevard Turisticka - the main Ohrid's road


78. Farmer market in neighbourhood


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84. Main walkway


85. And McDonald's restaurant


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87. Antiquities market


88. And Polish Chopin on vinyl record. I bought U2's album WAR Price - 300 din


89. We've eaten something which name I can't remember. But this is supposed to be a local dish


90. On way back to our house


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92. Later, we went to north beach. Photos will appear soon
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Old April 27th, 2011, 05:59 PM   #14
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Super! Bravo!
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Beautiful pictures, well done. Thank you
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Thank you for viewing
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This is a great thread!
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The archaeological site next to the Sveti Kliment Church has great potential. Hopefully, they will uncover more ancient remains

Great photo tour
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Wow, that place looks absolutely awesome!
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beautiful, Macedonia seems to be a fantastic country for a visit
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