19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Colorful bunker a sign of the Albanian past

Thousands of bunkers, remnants of post World War II, dot the entire Albanian country. Dictator Enver Hoxha built them in the 1960's to 1980's of concrete and steel to prevent invasion of Albania by foreign powers. Never used, they are now being repurposed.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Highway near Gjirokaster, Albania
Camera: DMC-FZ70
Copyright: © Marilyn Adelman