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    More of the new city
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    Views from Skopsko Kale

    by mikey_e Written Feb 5, 2009

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    View of the new city
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    I’ll admit it, much of Skopje is not very pretty. In fact, most the area that was reconstructed by the Communists after the 1963 earthquake (south of the Vardar), is not at all appealing. However, once you get up quite high you can appreciate the other beauty of the city: its placement on a plain in what is otherwise a very mountainous and rugged country. Macedonia is, at least in my opinion, one of the most beautiful parts of the whole of Europe. Then again, I’m rather partial to mountains and dark landscapes. Climb up to the top of Skopsko Kale to get the best view of the city and its placement along the Vardar, as well as some perspective on the sharp contrast between the newer city and Cair, the old Turkish quarter that now seems more Albanian than Turkish.

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    Views of the new part of Skopje

    by Pijlmans Updated Dec 14, 2008

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    Views of the new part of Skopje taken from the Stone Bridge over the river Vardar and from Kale Fortress.

    The new part of Skopje is separated from the old part (Carsija) by the river Vardar.

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    Building of the Parliament

    by Pijlmans Updated Dec 14, 2008

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    Macedonian Parliament

    This is were the parliament houses, on the street 11th Oktomvri, opposite the City Hospital.

    It was built in 1933 by Viktor Hudak in modernistic style.

    Also on this street are the Green Market and my favorite tea shop: Bilna Apteka.

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    Makedonija Street

    by Pijlmans Updated Dec 14, 2008

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    The street that connects the Stone Bridge and the Makedonija Squarewith the City Museum of Skopje (in the old railway station) is called Makedonija Street. It is a pedestrian area.

    On Makedonija street the statue of Mother Teresa, and her museum housed in the Bey's Tower can be found.

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    Main Post Office

    by Pijlmans Updated May 28, 2008

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    Hate it or love it: The Main Post Office, a weird huge concrete building. Communism at it's best?!

    It is not far from the Stone Bridge and Makedonija Square, in the new part of Skopje, south of the river Vardar.

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    Building of the Government

    by Pijlmans Updated Mar 29, 2008

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    This is were the government is housed.

    The building is close to the main post-office and between Bulevar Ilinden and Orce Nikolov.

    Between the main post office and the government building is a World War II Memorial Statue for the liberation of Skopje in WWII.

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    Two years & two seasons apart

    by shrimp56 Updated Jun 27, 2005

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    This city view in winter and summer were taken 2 years apart -- the winter was 2001, the summer 2003. You can see that outdoor advertising has been added in that time. This view was taken from a building on the main square, Ploshtad Makedonija.

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    Many THINGS TO DO

    by Olgeorg Updated Jun 23, 2005

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    Many things to do , but I don`t have time to build this page now .. I`ll give some web sites !
    http://www.ohridskoleto.com.mk/

    www.skopje2night.com.mk/

    http://WWW.4FUN.COM.MK

    www.skopjeonline.com.mk/

    http://www.skopje.com.mk/angliski/prva.asp

    www.airports.com.mk

    /http://www.skopjefair.com.mk/en/

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    A view down the Vardar River

    by shrimp56 Written Jul 28, 2003

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    This is a view down the Vardar river. It's a little deceiving as therre really are big buildings on both sides. It looks so much prettier in the early summer when there is green grass and more water in the river!

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    The view from Kale. The tall...

    by shrimp56 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The view from Kale. The tall building on the left is MTV [Macedonian television] -- the white building on the right is the National Theatre and the buildings in the foreground form part of the shopping areas at the entrance to the carsija.

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    Crossing the street

    by DPando Written Mar 10, 2006

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    A city scene in the center of the new town and walking ahead to Makedonija square ..people doing nothing or just realxing closer to the mall ..the most important and maybe the one there !!

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    Great panoramic view of Skopje

    by shkupi Written Oct 26, 2004

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    view from Vodno

    The mountain Vodno is great place where you can enjoy the beautifulness of the nature, fresh air and nice panoramic view of Skopje.

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    The sunset over the mountains.

    by shrimp56 Updated Jun 20, 2003

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    Skopje is surrounded by mountains. The closest is the popular Vodno-- about an hour away are higher mountains called Skopsko Crna Gora, or "black mountains."

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