Monday, August 16, 2010

Albania’s bunkers transformed

Anyone who grew up in the Cold war knew that Albania was the real nutbar (slightly more nutty than even North Korea) of the Eastern Bloc. The only people they trusted were the Chinese and that's because they were far away enough not to be a threat. As part of that paranoia the government under Enver Hoxha ordered each family to have it’s own bunker to fight the invading horde (west, east, north, south, it didn’t matter they were all hordes)
After the government fell about the only thing Albania had lots of was these bunkers, an embarrassing reminder of a past most want to forget no doubt. However enterprising souls have been busy finding new uses for them as can be seen in this article.

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