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Geographical Handbook

ALBANIA FROM SHKODRA TO OROSH (MIRDITA) In 1915 a Geographical Section was formed in the Naval Intelligence Division of he Admiralty to write Geographical Handbooks on various parts of the world. The purpose of these Handbooks was to supply, by scientific research and skilled arrangement, material for the discussion of naval, military, and political problems, as distinct from the examination of the problems themselves. … Read More Geographical Handbook

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Italian Touring Club

FROM SHKODER TO OROSH FROM SHKODRA TO OROSH (MIRDITA) The following is a write up from the Italian Touring Club, published in Milan, Italy 1940. It encompasses travel guides, maps and recommendations for anyone who wanted to travel to Albania. On page 168 one can find reference to Orosh, Mirdita and the Sarajet of the Kapidan along with a general description of the area. … Read More Italian Touring Club

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Giovanni Treccani

INSTITUTE OF ITALIAN ENCYLOPEDIA Giovanni Treccani (1877-1961) was an Italian textile industrialist, publisher and cultural patron. He sponsored the Giovanni Treccani Institute, established 18 February 1925 to publish the Enciclopedia Italiana (currently best known with his own name, Enciclopedia Treccani). The foundation of the Institute of the Italian Encyclopedia took place in 1925, on the initiative of Giovanni Treccani degli Alfieri and Giovanni Gentile. Over time, Treccani has accompanied … Read More Giovanni Treccani

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Ann Bridge

SINGING WATERS (pg 31) “At Torosh (Orosh) there is a great church, and a mitred Abbot. That is another thing to see—High Mass on Whit-Sunday in the church at Torosh. Again, all the people come from miles around in costumes of very great beauty, and fill the church with the glory of their clothes and of their conscious devotion. It is one of the … Read More Ann Bridge

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D.R. Oakley-Hill (part two)

KING ZOG’S ALBANIA Captain D. R. Oakley Hill (1898-1985) was involved in Albanian affairs for over fifty years and in his time was the best known authority on the country. His first assignment in Albania came when he was recruited in 1929 by General Sir Jocelyn Percy, then Inspector General of the Gendarmerie during the reign of King Zog. From the moment he arrived … Read More D.R. Oakley-Hill (part two)

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MONUMENTI I MARTIREVE

ZBULIMI MONUMENTI I MARTIREVE Today we unveiled the newly restored Martyrs Monument in Shpal, Mirdite. This was the first event sponsored by the “Sarejet Kapidan Gjon Marka Gjoni”. Below is the text which was given at the ceremony. It is written in Albanian, English and Italian. Kapidan Mark Gjomarkaj, Kapidan Llesh Gjomarkaj, Major Nikoll P. Gjomarkaj, Tun Nikolla, Mark Bajraktari, Frrok Gj. Vokrri, Preng … Read More MONUMENTI I MARTIREVE

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Rosita Forbes

IN THE LAND OF THE UNWRITTEN LAW Rosita Forbes, née Joan Rosita Torr, (1890 – 1967) was an English travel writer, novelist and explorer. In 1920–1921 she was the first European woman to visit the Kufra Oasis in Libya (together with the Egyptian explorer Ahmed Hasanein) in a period when this was closed to Westerners. She was the daughter of a British MP, was an indomitable and widely-travelled adventuress … Read More Rosita Forbes

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D.R. Oakley-Hill

FAMILY TIES Captain D. R. Oakley Hill (1898-1985) was an English officer who, for over nine years, was “Lieut. Colonel and Inspector of Gendarmerie” in Albania. He was staff officer to Major General Sir Jocelyn Percy, British organizer and Inspector-General of Albanian Gendarmerie, and acted as interpreter between his chief and King Zog. He visited Kapidan Gjon Marka Gjoni at the Sarajet in Orosh … Read More D.R. Oakley-Hill

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PORTE

Dera e Gjomarkut (Gjomarkaj Porte) After the death of George Kastrioti Skanderbeg, in the year 1468, in Lezhe, the Turks invaded Albania. The only castle still left in the hands of the Venetians and Albanians was the castle of Shkodra called “Rozafa”. The defenders of Shkodra were the famous Venetian Captain Antonio Loredano and Albanian Prince Leke Dukagjini. In 1479 the city of Shkodra … Read More PORTE

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SARAJET

TE SARAJET 24 QERSHOR, 2021 Sot, tek Sarajet e Gjon Marka Gjonit midis djemve te ri te Deres se Gjomarkut. Te dashtun miq e dashamire! Dielli i fotre gjithnon e lut njerzimin me gjet krojet e veta. Sot, si dite ne program te rindertimit te Sarajeve kishim per qellim marrjen e disa masave fizike dhe pershkrimin e terrenit per arkitektet por jo vetem kaq. … Read More SARAJET

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TE SARAJET

TE SARAJET 14 KORRIK, 2021 Oroshi nuk asht vetem Keshtjelle ndertue me gure, natyre, heroizem, histori, kroje e livadhe perzier. Oroshi eshe nje Keshtjelle njerzish; burrash dhe zonjash fisnike, qendisur me buzeqeshje prej shpitrash te paster e te lire, qendisur tek syte fjalet e mireseardhjes. Kjo zonje sot na priti me lot gezimi ne sy e na percolli po me lot gezimi. Eshte ne … Read More TE SARAJET

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SUMMER VISIT

TE SARAJET 28 KORRIK, 2021 Edhe pse temperatura teper te larta ,sot ishte nje dite e veçante per Oroshin. Faleminderit Arkitektit Giliberto Menconi dhe bashkepunetorit te studios se arkitektures dhe mikut yne Fatmir Macaj per pranine e tyre fizikisht ne truall te Sarajeve. Me arkitektin z. Menconi diskutuam gjate ne truall te sarajeve per variantet e struktures se adheshme dhe vura re me sinqeritet … Read More SUMMER VISIT

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