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Dures, Albania

City on the sea


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Duress is Albania's largest seaport. There are also many, many tourist apartments and restaurants along the shore - A place for families to come and stroll on Sundays.
Our Friendship Force guide lived in this city during her youth. At that time, she was a true Patriot for the Communist cause.
Duress, Albania

Duress, Albania


Street scene in Duress

Street scene in Duress


Fishermen

Fishermen


Beachfront cat

Beachfront cat


Fishermen II

Fishermen II

My name in graffiti

My name in graffiti

Toys for sale

Toys for sale


Street Cleaner in Duress

Street Cleaner in Duress


Going to work at Shipyard in Duress

Going to work at Shipyard in Duress

Tourists and a transient

Tourists and a transient

Sunday is the day for weddings

Sunday is the day for weddings

In honor of defense against Italy in 1940

In honor of defense against Italy in 1940


Honoring soldiers

Honoring soldiers


Honoring Soldiers 2

Honoring Soldiers 2

One day in the 1960s, a tree in someone's back yard sunk into a hole in the ground. Upon examination, a Roman amphitheater was discovered.
Would have seated 18000 spectators

Would have seated 18000 spectators


We were able to walk through a maze of former gladiator rooms and cages for lions.
Roman Amphitheater in Duress, Albania

Roman Amphitheater in Duress, Albania


Previous cell turned into baptismal font

Previous cell turned into baptismal font


In the 7th century, the area was converted into a church and Christian burial ground.
Current depth

Current depth


The city plans to demolish 5 current residences and complete the excavation.

Posted by pscotterly 09.26.2012 21:31 Archived in Albania

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