"Skopje 2014": A city has gone crazy
As you might have noticed I quite like the Balkans. Unfortunately, travels have become rare. The more I was delighted to get the opportunity to get over to Skopje again ten years after my last visit (see MK). I hardly recognized the city anymore. The project "Skopje 2014" has turned the city into a wannabee Disneyland. Fake history everywhere. It's not that it looks that bad (do not count the fake boats on concrete, though), it is somehow disturbing. Deeply disturbing.

The gigantomanic style of the monuments and fountains is almost communist.

Skopje. (novala)
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Skopje. (novala)

Skopje. (novala)

Skopje. (novala)

Skopje. (novala)
 
Skopje. (novala)

Skopje. (novala)
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Building fake history:
Fake history. (novala)

The butt of a warrior on a horse (or maybe Alexander, the Great)
Alexander, the Great. (novala)

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