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Great holmertz 2022-01-21 7:39

Hello Paul,
This looks like a nice city, better than any place I remember from Skopje. Maybe this is the only nice street...
As usual it is impossible to decide which is the best photo. They are all bright, clear, nicely composed and show us fine buildings and a pleasant atmosphere. You mention that you like WS #2 for the church tower seen along the two minarets, so I guess the colourful merchandise were placed in the foreground just by coincidence.
It's amusing to see the Turkish word 'sokak' still being used here. Usually it refers to a relatively narrow street, but Google translates Širok as 'wide'. "The wide alley" sounds a bit funny.
Have a nice evening,

Old 01-21-2022, 02:58 PM
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Default To holmertz: The most beautiful street

Thank you Gert,

On the map of Bitola, this street seems really narrow, an alley. I was surprised it was so wide.
It was indeed the most beautiful street in Bitola, but the city was also pleasant in other places.

Merchandise was displayed in various places in Širok Sokak and I took a lot of photos, but not every photo is worth showing afterwards.

Could it be that you are a bit biased, just a little bit, about Skopje?
It was the first place where I arrived in North Macedonia and I really liked it.

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Old 01-21-2022, 03:17 PM
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Hello Paul,
I can't say that I disliked Skopje, I just wasn't very impressed. Perhaps my negative attitude is mainly due to the "patriotic" changes and additions that have been made in later years, that I have seen on TE. They seem to be made in a rather kitschy and bad taste and painfully nationalistic.
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