Blast from the past..
BERAT, the City of a Thousand Windows, in South – Central Albania, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (2008).
The Balkan-style houses climb up the side of the hill upon which the 13th century BERAT CASTLE is situated. These houses, belonging to the late 18th and the 19th centuries, typically have two floors with a ground floor mad of stone and a prominent upper floor painted white and roofs covered with red ceramic tiles. They have large wooden windows which, because of the steepness of the hill and the construction of the houses, appear to be stacked one over the other This view has earned BERAT, the moniker The City of a Thousand Windows.
The name of the city, in Albanian, is BERAT or BERATI, meaning “White City”. According to local legend, the TOMORR Mountain, was originally a Giant who fought with another Giant, called SHPIRAG, over a young woman. …
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