Thursday, August 2, 2012

A postcard from Albania | Shqipëria


Postcard

Thethi is a village surrounded by Thethi National Park, up on Albanian Alps, in Northeastern Albania, in Shkodra District.

Om the postcard we see a fortified tower house, used as refuge for men involved in a blood feud that are vulnerable to attack. A blood feud is a feud with a cycle of retaliatory violence, with the relatives of someone who has been killed or otherwise wronged or dishonored seeking vengeance by killing or otherwise physically punishing the culprits or their relatives.

More about tower houses: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lock-in_tower

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 Thx Stefan!

1 comments:

bardamu1964 said...

Albania is to a stone's throw from Romania, but (yet) I couldn't get a postcard from there. :(

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