Men at small tables, with drinks
Albania,  Mid-week Monochrome,  Monochrome Madness,  Street photography,  Travel galleries

Gallery: the people of Tirana in black and white

To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place.

Elliott Erwitt

One thing that struck me almost immediately about Tirana was its relaxed vibe. Probably because it was a holiday weekend (Orthodox Easter), the cafés and bars were all busy. People were out strolling the streets, meeting friends, enjoying the spring sunshine. As were we!

My camera was kept busy too, capturing not only the city’s sights but also life on its streets. More of the former in future posts no doubt. Today I’m simply sharing some black and white street shots for Bren’s Mid-week Monochrome and Leanne’s Monochrome Madness challenges.

Two men talking by a taxi
Men at a table with drinks
Men around a table with coffee cups
Men at small tables, with drinks
Lady in a knitted hat drawing
Young girl hanging out of a car
Young woman on the steps of a shop
Woman on a bench waving her hand
Man with a large tambourine
Two men talking by a monument
Simple food shop with people passing
Two men playing chess on a wall by a lake

I visited Tirana in April 2023


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