Kitschy and brutalist architectureSeptember 20, 2019 in Macedonia ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C
Try to imagine a city with brand-new buildings that are planned to look like hundreds of years old next to huge concrete (cement) buildings and an old Ottoman/turkish-style bazaar, all that scattered with thousands of new kitschy sculptures and fountains... That's what Skopje looks like.
The reason for this kind of 'Disneyland' combined with real historical places lies in an awful earthquake in 1963 that destroyed a huge part of the city. We really enjoyed strolling around the city having good fresh food and drinking chai with the locals.
Fun fact: The tastiest sort of grapes is called 'Hamburg' here :-)Read more