The John Mill Museum

Rruga Konferenca e Pezës, Korçë, Albania

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Work is under way on the Romanian house in the town of Korça to build the national museum “John Mili”, which will be dedicated to the image of the world-famous Korça photographer. In the museum after the reconstruction will be exhibited 240 photographs of the world master of photography of Albanian origin John Mili, purchased by the Albanian government. “Another value is added to the city center to give the well-deserved recognition to the world-renowned Korça photographer.

Thanks to TAP’s support, this space will become an attraction for tourists and lovers of art and culture. Work on the museum is expected to be completed in May this year, they wrote. John Mili was born on November 24, 1904 in Korça. At the age of 5, his family emigrated to Romania. There, Millie graduated from high school and at the age of 19 moved to America. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology lighting engineer. During this time he dealt with photographic art.

His name is a little known in America and France. Important in his life was his acquaintance and friendship with Faik Konica, who encouraged him to lead creativity in the field of art. For 15 years he worked as a photojournalist for the well-known American magazine Life, in 1946 he opened his own exhibition in Paris, while in 1942 he photographed the projectile of a 37mm caliber cannon with an exposure time of one millionth of a second. This picture was called by the time press as the invention of time.

Picasso drawing in the light and a basketball match are two of his famous photographs, first ranked among the top 500 in the world for 150 years for the Photo Book album, London 2002. John Mili is known as a photographer who first used electronic flash and motion photography. He died on February 14, 1984 in the US.

 

Address: Rruga Konferenca e Pezës, Korçë, Albania

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Museum of Oriental Art “Bratko”

Bulevardi Fan Noli 57, Korçë, Albania

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The Museum of Oriental Art “Bratko” (Albanian: Muzeu i Artit Oriental “Bratko”) is an Albanian national museum dedicated to Asian art in Korçë, Albania. The museum was established and opened in June 2003, thus fulfilling the dream of George Dimitri Boria, an Albanian-American photographer, who donated his own collection of Asian art to the museum. Collection which Boria began during his 14 years in post-war Japan as photographer for General Douglas MacArthur, and which continued as a lifelong passion embracing all countries and cultures of the Orient. The name “Bratko” Museum was chosen by G.D. Boria in memory of her beloved mother, Viktoria Bratko, who waited for him in Korca.

The “Bratko” Museum serves as a monument to an extraordinary man, his family, and his native land.

 

Address: Bulevardi Fan Noli 57, Korçë, Albania

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French Cemetery in Korça

Bulevardi Rilindasit, Korçë, Albania

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According to historical documents of the time, hundreds of soldiers of the French forces were killed on the Balkan Peninsula, who undoubtedly defended and fought for the interests of their state … Not a few of them, according to the archives of the time, were also killed in Korça. The French government showed great care for its martyrs even though it was a war. She decided to group them into one country and when the war was over she would withdraw them to her country.

Having cooperative relations with the Korça nobles and the leaders of the patriotic movement of the time, the French military command thought to establish a cemetery for the killed soldiers in Korça. The provincial council, which at that time administered the Autonomous Province of Korça, according to documents stored in the Korça museum, donated the land where the cemetery of French soldiers who had fallen in World War I would be built.

This land was located to the north of the city. During the ensuing war, the French brought all their fallen soldiers to the Balkan Peninsula for eternal rest in the suburbs of Korça. Their number reached 640. Not all were of French nationality after France mobilized soldiers from its colonies during the war. Consequently, in these graves there are soldiers of French, Italian, Moroccan, Algerian, Korean and even Vietnamese nationality …

Address: Bulevardi Rilindasit, Korçë, Albania

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Mësonjëtorja e Korçës

Rruga Raqi Qirinxhi 20 Korçë Albania

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The Albanian national Korça teacher was opened on March 7, 1887. Its creator was Naim Frashëri who in cooperation with his brother Sami Frasheri and other Albanian rebels managed to get a “permission on behalf of the High Gate Pandeli Sotir, to open an Albanian school in Korça. ” Teacher and director of this school was assigned Pandeli Sotiri. The school was placed at the free donated home for teaching by patriot Diamant Terpo, who was a member of Bucharest’s “Light” Society. [4] [5] Pandeli Sotiri began teaching in Albanian initially with 35 students. The opening of this school by character had democratic traits, as it was to teach the children of all the poor, rich and rich. This school had a preparatory class as well as four regular classes. The subjects were writing, singing, grammar of Albanian language, history, geography, arithmetic, natural wisdom and physical education. First Albanian Teacher Teacher inbound Although in difficult conditions, when learning the Albanian language due to the conditions under Ottoman rule was strictly prohibited, the Korça schoolmaster remained open for 15 years – it was closed in 1902 to revel in 1908 It was closed again in 1912 and opened after five years in 1917. Its proponents were renowned Albanian Renaissance figures such as: Frasheri Brothers, Petro Nini Luarasi, Naum Naçi, Thoma Avrami, Qiriazi Family, etc. On October 15, 1891, Gjerasim Qiriazi along with his sister Sevasti Qiriazi opened here also the Girls’ Teacher, whose base was also Albanian and national culture.

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The Korça Children’s Library, a gift of the splendid charity of our city, Thoma Turtulli, for the people of Korça, where we all have our children’s memories, apart from the educational service that she has exercised for the city, is for us a rare work unrepeatable architectural. Though a small building, it is in miniature, a perfect work, built up in neoclassical style with elements of the ancient world, which prevailed architecture, in building important institutions of the most developed and civilized countries in Europe and America, at the end of the century. 19th and early 20th centuries. 20th. Our library, therefore, donated by Turtle, resembles parliaments, universities, theaters, opera houses, museums, auditoriums, libraries, etc. of these places, and the main element of this illustration are its famous stilt columns. It is enough to say that such columns are decorated: Erekthioni in Acropolis of Athens, Coloseum in Rome, White House in Washington, War Memorial in Indiana (US), British Museum in London, University in Minessota, University of Oslo, Central Post Office in Dublin, Athens Academy, etc., etc. There are three so-called rhythms or styles, the main classical columns: the Corinthian, Doric, and Ionic styles

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Varrezat e Dëshmorëve

Korçë, Albania

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  • According to historical documents of the time, hundreds of French soldiers were killed in the Balkan Peninsula, who undoubtedly defended and fought for the interests of their state … Not many of them, according to the archives of the time, were also killed in Korça. The French government showed great care to its martyrs, even though it was a war. She decided to group them in one place and when the war ended up pulling her toward her country. Having collaborative relations with the Korça party and leaders of the patriotic movement of the time, the French military commander thought to create the cemetery of killed soldiers in Korça. The provincial council, which then administered the Autonomous Province of Korca, according to documents stored in the Korça Museum, donated the site where the cemetery of the fallen French soldiers in the First World War would be built. This plot was in the north of the city. During the years of the ongoing war, the French brought up forever in the cemetery on the outskirts of Korca all their soldiers on the Balkan Peninsula. Their number reached 640 people. Not all of them were French nationals, as France mobilized during the years of this war soldiers from the colonies. Consequently, there are soldiers of French, Italian, Moroccan, Algerian, Korean, and Vietnamese Vietnamese soldiers in these graves.

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  • The bazaar is an object of early historical, cultural and artistic value. It is characterized by a one and two storey building, narrow alleys of a construction style that attracts visitors’ attention. In the past centuries, the bazaar has been the place of trade exchanges coming from Turkey, Greece, Trieste and Venice. He has been remarkable for the hosts placed one after the other, where it is worth distinguishing between the Hani i Elbasanit and the Hani i Manastirit who served as a dormitory for people coming from outside the city. The market with about 1,000 stores reached its peak during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In the urban structure of the city, the bazaar created a separate ensemble. The two parts of the bazaar that separated from the river were connected with wooden bridges, while the main road that came from the city crossed the river over a stone bridge with berths above which stores were built. The bazaar was burned three times but was rebuilt. Now the bazaar continues to function just as before and has cultural and monumental values

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Voskopojë

Korçë, Albania

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  • Geographical position Voskopoja is located between Gora and Opar (20km). The village is surrounded by high hills and woods by fairs. The climate in this village is with fresh summer and cold winter with snowfall during most of this season. Here are some natural tracks for skiing. This village is known for its clean air and the healing strength of respiratory diseases. This village can be called a pearl of the Albanian landscape. The history of Voskopoja begins to be written in the 14th century (14th century), but this village had not gained fame until the 17th century (17) when the progress in culture and education became known. Voskopoja had 24 churches with frescoes of the most beautiful present today, only 7 of them survive. Background Voskopoja, once a center of economic, cultural and art development, full of prosperity, recognized the pace of trade of the time with other important centers of Albania, the Balkans and beyond. Trade with the West and the East, as a crossroads where the cultures of the time met, gave comprehensive development to the city. Its founding is supposed to be around 1330, from a Vlach community, inhabiting even the Albanians, while the Church of St. Nights, built on a hill, was the oldest church (today rebuilt on the ruins of the burnished church ), around which the first houses were built. Church architecture, icon masters and frescoes such as David Selenica, Zografi from Korça, Konstantin Ieromonaku, an iconostasis master is still this fortune that has resisted time, wars, damage by man’s hand, as the unique witness of that civilization, are those that show its unrepeatable values.

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Vithkuq

Korçë, Albania

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Geographical position Vithkuqi is located in the southwest of the city of Korça (26 km). The mountain climate of this tourist attraction, cold in winter and fresh in summer, is a very healthy climate. The population is comprised of 965 inhabitants and 230 families. The surface area is 195 km2 and the average height is 1230m. The highest point is Rrungaja 1750m. Relief is broken and varied. Vithkuqi is surrounded by mountains and hills entirely covered with trees and shrubs. Here is the source of the Osumi River, which traverses all the relief and forms a basin that sums all the many springs of the springs in this country. Near the village lies the artificial lake of Gjançi, where there are different species of fish. Special wildlife includes wild beasts, such as bear, wolf, fox, drenusha, rabbit, wild cat, etc.; wild birds and forests with ah, oak, pine, etc. In the forests of the area are grown many medicinal plants such as juniper, wild rose, mountain tea, flowers, jumbo, lilac, basin flowers, flowers and so on. There is also a general high school, which is named after the remarkable knight Naum Veqilharxhi. Background Vithkuqi is an ancient Illyrian settlement. Although slightly explored it dates back to the center inhabited since the first period of iron until the II century p.e.s. Evidence for this is the forts that have been set up to preserve the area, such as Boshan, Bellovod and Leshnje, as well as tumulus in the old neighborhoods of Vithkuq: Qyran and Qyrshas. In the documents it is mentioned as a settlement in the Muzakaj Principality since the 15th century, but the most important document is that Vithkuqi has been a settlement since the XII century, because at this time it was built the first church in Vithkuq, that of St. Thanasin, which dates back to 1162. In the Ottoman regime, Vithkuqi was registered as a poisonous owner and later Mirahor Iljaz Bey (1484-1504).

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Boboshtica

Korce Albania

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Geographical position Boboshtica is an important tourist destination of Korça, with a hilly and mountainous location. It is distinguished for a wonderful nature with clean air and clean waters, diverse vegetation of shrubs, centuries-old fruit trees, oak and coniferous trees, as well as many medicinal plants. The rich terrain provides the opportunity for a range of recreational and sports activities such as hiking, jogging, cycling, mountaineering, skiing, parachuting, etc. Background Small stone houses with unique architecture, churches, bridges, taps, cobbled streets, squares provide excellent opportunities for cultural and historical tourism. Tradition and tradition Two are the elements that make this village special to others. The language still spoken by old inhabitants and old manatas, from which is also produced the famous mulberry rakia yellow in green. In Boboshticë there are still old houses where rugs are woven in traditional way with loom. Traditional holidays Boboshtica’s biggest feasts are the feast of St. Mary on August 15 and “Rosicat”, a traditional holiday with massive participation of bobo-dressed women dressed in traditional costumes. Characteristic cooks Boboshtica is also rich with many taverns serving traditional dishes such as sauerkraut, wafers, petanque, various types of meat, etc. attractions Visitors can visit cultural monuments such as the museum, 1000-year-old churches, St. Mary’s Monastery, etc. At the outskirts of the village on a hill, the eastern side is not so high the Saint Collie’s monastery. In the northwest direction, there is the old church of St. John, built in the 12th century and rebuilt in the 15th century. Even closer to the berries is the church of St. Demetrius, which belongs to the XVII century.

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