Skopje

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Skopje was hit very hard by the earthquake in 1963, so much of the city center was new, and they were still building. The government is spending a lot of money on this and apparently not everbody agreed on this priority.

I remember best these three tings from Skopje. All the statues, but particularly the one in front of the Holocaust museum, mother Teresa and the view from top of the gondola ride.

The city center was full af statues, of course of Alexander and Philip, his father.

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But there were others I found worth taking pictures of like:

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See the different in styles between these to men.      I think the man and the bull have the same  facial expression.

But the statue that made the biggest impression on me was the one in front of the new (actually not finished) Holocaust Museum.

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7600 Jews lived in Skopje before war, 10 survived. The museum is built in the middle of the city and will be big.

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Mother Teresa was born in Skopje and had her own memorial house with a statue in front.

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Mother Teresa was born in Skopje, her parents were Albanian so that is why the airport in Tirana has the name Mother Teresa International Airport, while the airport in Skopje is named, of course, Alexander the Great International Airport. What else? A bit far-fetched may be, but OK.

It is a hilly area and there is a gondola lift up to a hill close to the city with a huge cross on top. It was a nice  trip

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There was also a poster on top I did not understand, it must have something to do with the environment.

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