yar beach in southern albania, about 200km south of tirana and near vuno. the waters of the yoni sea are exquisitely blue, the chilly water a refreshing treat after the glorious sun.
view from the local beach shack. the best, and only, place to get a fine espresso.
beautiful yar beach in southern albania.
yar beach has only stones, no sand. they vary is size and sharpness, a shoreline of smoothed pebbles and colours.
the cliffs of yar beach
at sunset the whole bay is softened with warm shades of red and pink.
love is found within the olive groves
within the olive groves
light shines through the trees and onto the sheep roaming the hills and ancient stone walls.
retro love. in an olive grove.
bells within the trees. (this photo was taken by my dear friend nikola - it's a beautiful one)
i find it amazing that a tree can grow out of a wall like this, and that we don't do it more often.
wooden door in an old stone building
looking north from the hostel
goats coming in for the night.
watching the goats go by.
inside the ancient church, still used for special ceremonies.
the walls inside the ancient church, possibly telling more of a story now than they ever did.
the light shines right through.
beauty in every building.
where worlds meet.
electrifying the village.
hillside villages on the way from yar beach, through vuno, leaving the coast for tirana
the blue topped church on the hill
the beautiful mountains of southern albania.
the beautiful contrasts of life.
all through the mountains, colourful beehives dot the hillside.
stock up on fresh honey and olive oil at roadside stalls
fresh fruit and vegetable stalls with cherries, peaches, watermelon and stacks of carrots dot the road to tirana.
abandoned houses are every where along the road to montenegro - the black mountains.
pockets of bright yellow flowers amidst the heat and the dust on the road from tirana to montenegro.
transport comes in all forms.
an ancient fortress still protects the town of skhoder, near the border with montenegro.
the beautiful lake outside of skhoder, the last albanian town before the border.
communist-style buildings in montenegro.