No place in Tirana could be more in the center than the center itself: the Skanderbeg Square. Our newborn pedestrian area, built by tiles from each corner of the entire Albanian land, is forming at the middle the top of a low pyramid to symbolize the importance of every single citizen.
Surrounded by plants from all over Albania that form little parks with benches in the shadows, the whole territory is a connection of the National Bank of Albania, the National Opera, the Mosque, the National Museum and the Municipality of Tirana, embracing somewhere in the square the statue of Skanderbeg, our national hero (and his horse of course).
Not only me, but all Albanians needed something like this and, thanks to our current government, now in 2017 we finally have it! A beautiful space for both tourists and citizens. A place to spend our afternoons, to take creative pictures, to watch live concerts, to watch little children have fun in the fountains. A place to be proud for!
I love the thrill of the rush, that’s why I wake up a little earlier in the morning before going to work, to see how people are feeling more satisfied with that small change for the better in their everyday lives. When I was in high school I had to write an essay with a subject I didn’t understand. “There can be no individual happiness if there’s no general happiness”. I kind of understand it now.