Tirana in Pictures

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. As a writer, I’m programmed to go for the words but today I'll keep quiet and let these photos tell their own story. They were taken in Tirana and from Mount Dajti (1,613 metres), where a twenty-minute cable car ride promises - and delivers - amazing views of the city.​Albania is a fascinating country and the setting for the opening chapters of my novel  After Leaving the Village to be published in October by Hashtag Press. 

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