Recently I was in the beautiful city of Vlora which is a popular destination during the summer time due to its coast line. While the city center is nice with paved roads, palms and restaurants, the periphery looks very poor and interesting to be visited. Well, they might be strange places for some people to visit but as you might know I like to see unusual places. The pictures below will cover some parts of the city center and some parts from an informal area (Pylli i Sodes) populated mostly after ’90 (after communism) by people coming mostly from the villages and building their houses in an area which is supposed to be polluted by mercury from the former plant working during the communism time.

The mosque in Vlore center
The beautiful old mosque located at city center
Vlore
The main bulevard with palms and on the right side the bazaar you can find everything, from vegetables and fruits to clothes
Old guys playing chess in the old part of the town
Old guys playing chess in the old part of the city
The old part of the town
The old part of the city
The bus to Pylli i Sodes
Bus station at Pylli i Sodes
Houses at Pylli i Sodes
Houses in the touristic cabins of communism time
At the former mercury plant
House at Pylli i Sodes
Houses inside the building of the former mercury plant
Children playing at the ruins of mercury former plant
Fishing boats

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