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Old April 29th, 2015, 02:09 PM   #1
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Skopje through my eyes & my lens

Hello everyone, my name is George and I live in Skopje, the capital of the Republic of Macedonia. I'm starting this thread as a place where I could show some interesting parts of my hometown, most of them fare away from the usual touristic attractions. I must warn you that I'm not a professional photographer, so don't expect too much

If you are interested to find out more about Skopje, please visit this link.

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To be continued...

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Old April 30th, 2015, 10:30 AM   #3
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Yesterday I took a ride with double-decker bus, and I made some photos from the second floor.

This is a part of Novo Lisiče district

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Aerodrom district

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Centar district

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Old April 30th, 2015, 10:34 AM   #6
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Karpoš district

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wow! amazing growth and the skyline is impressive and getting massive.
since Macedonia is an ancient country, do you have a district with really an old, old architecture and is the spirit or legacy of Alexander the Great still alive today?
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wow! amazing growth and the skyline is impressive and getting massive.
since Macedonia is an ancient country, do you have a district with really an old, old architecture and is the spirit or legacy of Alexander the Great still alive today?
The district with the oldest architecture is the Skopje's old town, known as "čaršija" (чаршија in Macedonian, a Persian word for "bazaar" that entered in the Macedonian language trough the Turkish language). I will show some parts of the Skopje's old town in the next posts. Most of the architecture there is from the late 19th century (with exception of several mosques, churches, ins and Turkish baths, that are from 15th, 16th or 17th century).

About the second question - the so called spirit or legacy of Alexander is more present in today's popular culture than in the real spiritual or cultural life.
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Indeed very nice photos from the city of Skopje
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Skopje City Mall, probably the biggest mall in the city. It's located in the district of Karpoš, and it's quite away from the usual tourist routes.

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Behind this mall you can see the City Tower, a residential building.

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Macedonia use cyrillic alphabet? I see lot of latin alphabet in your photos.
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Macedonia use cyrillic alphabet? I see lot of latin alphabet in your photos.
Yes, Macedonia uses the Cyrillic alphabet
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Macedonia use cyrillic alphabet? I see lot of latin alphabet in your photos.
It's the influence of the so called "globalization"
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Karpoš district

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The Macedonian Parliament („Собрание“ - Sobranie in Macedonian language). It's located in the center of the city. It was built in 1938, according the design of the Czech architect Victor J. Hudak. Today is under reconstruction process, but most of the work is 95% complete.

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Those double-deck fake Routemaster buses look so familiar! Where have I seen them before?
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These are Chinese made, from the Yutong company. In 2010-2011 the mayor and the city administration renewed the bus fleet of the public transport with 312 double-deckers and 80 low-floor buses.
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nice, quite a modern city...I'm sure you've have like old section because Macedonia is an ancient country.
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One of my favorite new buildings in Skopje - the multi-storey car park in the central district. It was designed by the architect Milan Mijalkovic (in cooperation with: PPAG architects and Goricanka architects) and it was open for use on the 8th of September 2013. The car park has 460 parking spots. Too bad it's located in a part of the city's center where average tourist wouldn't pass by.

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