Pristina, city of roadworks
Trip Start Aug 11, 2009
143Trip End Sep 30, 2010
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We attempted to visit the city museum - a grand Austro Hungarian building advertising exhibitions and not deigning to be open, despite us actually turning up during opening hours. We were reduced to strolling the pedestrian streets instead - people obviously have a good memory of winter here as they take summer, and the outdoor opportunities it provides, very seriously.
The town of Gadime is 20km from Pristina and therefore requires about an hour and a half an two buses to get to
Back in the city, we saw some more examples of the building frenzy. A huge church, with freshly concreted domes and a shiny golden cross stands in a park, completely empty, surrounded by razor wire to keep people out. On the main street, a crowd had gathered to watch the progress on a multistorey building, where the dodgy loading of the crane saw an entire pallet of bricks shower down from 5 storeys up...