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Topana, near the Kale (fortress ruins)
If you walk the ulica Samuilova onwards, you will walk by the Topana district. Once it was here where most of the Gypsies lived. Nowadays (after the earthquake of 1963) they live mostly in Shutka.
On the left side you will see the French military cemetery dating from WW 1, which is not accessible.
I always try to find out hidden nooks doesnt mind if there are lonely places with nobody and any harm is at hand...it worth to escape from the crowd..and that's what i did ...i find out how to get there simply walking up with no direction and loosing myself for a while to recover my path using the common sense ...
This facade was also collapsed ... i love such beautiful places ...its hard to find it in Barcelona or modern and trendy cities actually.... but here in Skopje it was pretty easy
New apartments everywhere ..
There is a lot of new construction in Skopje, most of it apartments. You can still get a decent 1 bedroom for about $40,000 US, but some of the newer buildings are much more! This view is from teka Violeta's new apartment in Kisela Voda.
Our Macedonian family lives in the Karposh III "neighborhood". This series of apartment buildings includes some that were designed after the 1963 earthquake to better withstand such an occurence. Fortunately our family lives in one of those:)
Poppies in Karpos III
A lot of Skopje's grass is pretty scrubby -- it gets pretty dry in the summer. But that didn't stop these brave poppies that I saw on my walk to Leptokarija!
The view towards Matka Canyon from Karpos IV
This beautiful view taken as the sun was setting is from a friend's apartment in Karpos IV -- the view looks toward Matka Canyon -- see my t-log for more about Matka!
The car wash on bb. Ilinden
You can get to Karposh III by taking a bus down Partisanska and getting off at Leptokarija or you can have the taxi leave you off at the car wash :)
What money will buy ...
There is a lot of money floating around and some people get more of it. Here's a rather impressive house in Skopje -- what you don't see is the Italian marble on the rest of the house's facade.
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