1000 Windows, Albania

Berat is a city in central Albania.  It is a UNESCO World Heritage sight, and known for its Ottoman architecture.  It’s also a city built on the hillsides on either side of a river.  The hillside location, and the Ottoman architecture give it the nickname ‘Town of a Thousand Windows.’  The houses looks as though they are stacked on top of each other, as the hills (mountains) are quite steep. 

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The old town was really fun to walk through.  It was full of impossibly narrow cobblestone ‘streets’ that no car would ever be able to drive on.

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The streets, buildings, fences, railings and pretty much everything else possible seemed to be covered in grapes. 

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It just seemed like a magical place to walk through.  I really enjoyed it.

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After walking through the old town for awhile, I decided to walk up to the castle.  Because, you know me and castles. But then it decided to rain.  So I changed my mind.  So, imagine some castle ruins…
I did love the old bridge in the city.  Great views of the town.

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Berat is especially gorgeous at night, when the windows light up. 

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All in all, a really fun few days, and definitely one of the most picturesque places I’ve seen in Albania. 

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