social climbers...

Variously known as Hoxha's Pyramid, the Pirimida, and the International Cultural Center, this landmark building in Tirana is (supposedly) scheduled for demolition soon. It is to be replaced by a new Parliamentary building, providing the Albanian people with yet another monument to the great fiction of democracy.

In the meantime, even in its present state, the structure offers many pleasurable opportunities for family outings, physical fitness, and grafitti art.

(Another view shown previously.)

Tirana, Albania, January 2011.

Rolleiflex MX-EVS, Tessar, Neopan 400.