1 Vlora Flag Monument:
The Flag monument is a huge monument in
the middle of a square that has been built around it. The intro photo with our little dog sitting near the foot of one of the fighters gives an idea of its size. It represents various figures of the struggle for independence of Albania with on top of a rock
a man holding a flag, the first Albanian flag that was ever waved on the city and on the country, on November 28th 1912 when 83 delegates from all over Albania declared independence of the country.
2 Vlora Great Man:
This statue seems at first sight to be a remnant of the Enver Hoxha era. However, at second look, it seems
to be older and the clothing of the man tells that it should be linked with the struggles for independence of Albania. The strange thing is that it is unnamed.
Vlora, The Amasine House:
This small house stands along the avenue between Flag square and Muradi Mosqe. It design itself is amazing and can hardly be labeled of any particular
style. What is even more amazing is that it front is entirely made of polished stones of various colors as can be seen on the second photo, an enlargement.
Vlora, Ancient House:
This ancient house was built at the end of the XIXth or at the beginning of the XXth in a very different style. It stands on Flag square and looks wealthy,
in excellent condition with a golden decor. On the front, it says “SKT Banka Kombetare Tregtare”… A bank! That explains why it is in such a good condition! I hope a bank will settle in the hose on the previous tip to mend it
5 Theatre Petro Marko:
Theatre Petro Marko is a gracious red and white builòding
which looks totally out of place in the city's context - and yet not only it exists, but it also has a fine reputation at home as well as abroad. The name is in honour of a great local playwriter.
theatre company is often invited at prestigious theatre festivals in Italy - it does not only perform modern and classic plays internationally known, but also works from Albanian authors such as Agolli, Kadare, Hysi.