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The Women of Tushemisht

Tushemisht-Center "The lady from the city' sculpture Once it was "The lady from the city", now it is "The Women of Tushemisht" with their hospitality in the guest houses that make you feel home. Drilon spring,near Tushemisht Village Tushemisht is a small village near Pogradec in Albania. It is located on the shores of Lake Ohrid near the border between Albania and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The village became famous in Albania following release of the film comedy The Lady from the City in which one of Albania’s most beloved actresses, Violeta Manushi, was cast in the role of Teto Ollga. The story focused on the relationship between the village and an old lady from the city who moved to the village to stay with her beautiful daughter. In the time of the communist regime, young graduates were sent to the villages to work, gain experience and contribute in their field. The daughter, Meli, was a nurse. Teto Ollga held an attitude of

Project Milestone- The Albanian National Council of Restoration approves the boundaries of the potential World Heritage property

The National Council of Restoration under the Albanian Ministry of Culture through a decision on 25 May 2016 approved the proposal for delineation of the boundary of the potential extension of the transboundary World Heritage property and its buffer zone, in the framework of the project "Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid region." The National Council of Restoration decided to: Approve the proposal of the boundary of the potential transboundary World Heritage property in the framework of the Lake Ohrid project, based on the results of the joint field mission: ICOMOS, IUCN, ICM, NAPA, RAPA, Municipality of Pogradec and Institute of Archaeology; Approve the option of the boundary that includes: the waterline of the Lake Ohrid, cultural features of the landscape of the Lin Peninsula and Lin Village, areas critical to the scenic integrity of the Lake Ohrid (Drilon, coastal landscapes to the North of Lin

Struga, the City of Poetry

Struga is a town in south-western Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. It lies on the shores of Lake Ohrid at the source of the River Drini (Drimi in Slavic). Struga is a quiet city. The houses are beautiful and decorated. A well-known saying: "There is no other place like Struga" is still actual. Crn Drim flows gently through the town, as it does not want to disturb the visitors walking along its banks. There are other places that show the beauty and culture, like the old Struga bazaar, the century old churches and mosques. What to See? The Struga of today is quite modern. One can enjoy a pleasant walk through the town, along the river and by the lakeshore. One top destination is the Old Bazaar a lively market lined with traditional houses, cafes and shops. Nearby is the crossroads and the Church of St. George, built in 1835 on the foundations of an older sacred object and an excellent example of revival period architecture. The iconostasis is exceptional, the lo

Harasani: The project for integrated management of Lake Ohrid has entered its final stage

Interview with Zhuljeta Harasani, Director General, Directorate of Strategic Planning for Cultural Heritage and Diversity 1. How is the project ‘Towards Strengthened Governance of the Shared Transboundary Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Lake Ohrid Region’ going? The cross-border project for integrated management of Lake Ohrid has now entered its final stage. While the lead ministry is the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Culture, through its General Directorate of Heritage and Culture Diversity, and other institutions under the ministry, such as the Institute of Cultural Monuments and Regional Directorate of Culture in Korca, have been fully committed in preparation of all the recommendations resulting from all the meetings held in the project framework. The aim is to finalise on time a nomination file for inscribing the Albanian part of Lake Ohrid in UNESCO. 2. What are the duties and responsibilities of the Ministry of Culture with regard to cultura

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