Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Monday, 9 December 2013
With Professor Tom Winnifrith (YouTube)
"Just a a couple of kilometers across the straits from Corfu, Albania is much less visited and far more interesting. A visit with Professor Tom Winnifrith, who has written several books about the history and culture of Albania, includes the port of Saranda, the ruins of Butrint, crowded with layers of ancient civilisations, the idyllic, empty beaches strewn with abandoned pillboxes, archaeological digs, ruined churches and citadels and the fortified mountain town of Gjirokaster".
Filmed in 2002. The country has changed very greatly since that time, according to many reports.
Greatly enjoying Phillip Knightley's book "A Hack's Progress" (Jonathan Cape, 1997)
Here's a typical anecdote, of an event circa November 1951:
From Sydney Review of Books
By Luke Slattery, author of the excellent "Dating Aphrodite: Modern Adventures in the Ancient World".