Saturday, 6 August 2016

Berat, The City Of Thousand Windows

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The city of Berat in south-central Albania, is renowned for its historic architecture and scenic beauty. What makes Berat so special are its traditional Balkan style houses that climb up the side of the hill upon which the 13th century Berat Castle is situated.

These houses typically have two floors with the ground floor made of stone, and a prominent upper floor painted white, and roofs covered with red ceramic tiles. They have large wooden windows which, because of the steepness of the hill and close construction of the houses, appear to be stacked one over the other.

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