Concrete Bunkers at Tushemisht

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Tushemisht, Tushemisht, Albania
Concrete Bunkers at Tushemisht - Concrete bunker at Tushemisht, Albania
Concrete Bunkers at Tushemisht - Concrete bunker at Tushemisht, Albania
Concrete Bunkers at Tushemisht - Concrete bunker at Tushemisht, Albania
Concrete Bunkers at Tushemisht - Concrete bunker at Tushemisht, Albania
Concrete Bunkers at Tushemisht - Concrete bunker at Tushemisht, Albania
Concrete Bunkers at Tushemisht - Concrete bunker at Tushemisht, Albania

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Concrete Bunkers at Tushemisht Feb 01, 2017
One of the sights that we were most looking forward to seeing when we visited Albania as a day trip from Macedonia in March 2012 was the concrete bunkers that had been constructed throughout the country during Enver Hoxha's reign.

There are apparently more than 700,000 of these concrete bunkers in the country, built to defend Albania from the outside world...but never actually used for that purpose.

We saw our first bunkers at the roadside in the village of Tushemisht, just a few hundred metres after crossing into Albania from neighbouring Macedonia. We asked our taxi driver to pull over so that we could take a few photos of these quirky dome-shaped relics of the Hoxha years.

The bunkers that we photographed had fallen into a state of disrepair, were strewn with litter and seemed to be home to the dozens of tiny lizards that were scuttling around.

We saw dozens more of these bunkers, some with gunholes, in a variety of incongruous locations (in fields, next to beaches, on mountainsides...) as we continued our journey from Tushemisht to Pogradec and Korce.

Along the roadside, in fields, on beaches, on mountainsides, on residential streets - these bunkers can be found pretty much everywhere in Albania!
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SWFC_Fan says:
I think there's a very good chance that you will see some! :-)
It looks like many of the bunkers are being converted (for example into accommodation).
Posted on: Mar 08, 2017
starship1 says:
Never heard of these bunkers before -- very interesting. Wonder if we'll see any leaving Albania near Shkodra and crossing into Montenegro?
Posted on: Mar 06, 2017
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