Pristina

The capital of Kosovo, which declared it's independence from Serbia in 2008, has a population of nearly 200 000. The city has known some major modification. During the Yugoslav Communist era the vast majority of Ottoman building, mosques and Catholic churches were destroyed in a misguided effort to modernize Pristina. It suffered large scale destruction by the hand of Serbian Forces, during the Kosovo War at the end of the 90's, against which NATO conducted a number of airstrikes. At the end of the war, almost all the Serbs who used to live in the city fled Kosovo. Today the city, expending at a fast rate, is a mix of large avenues with brand new buildings and small cobblestone streets lined with precarious constructions.

A man ridding his bicycle on Bulevardi Nënë Tereza.

A man ridding his bicycle on Bulevardi Nënë Tereza.

Çiftelia merchant playing music with one of his instruments.

Çiftelia merchant playing music with one of his instruments.

Tow women waiting for their bus on the sidewalk of a large boulevard.

Tow women waiting for their bus on the sidewalk of a large boulevard.

Mercedes AMG with a German number plate driving through a neighborhood under construction.

Mercedes AMG with a German number plate driving through a neighborhood under construction.

Çarshisë Mosque under renovation.

Çarshisë Mosque under renovation.

Two women walking past a taxi doing a u-turn in a small street of Pristina

Two women walking past a taxi doing a u-turn in a small street of Pristina

Men standing in front of a fast food restaurant where hamburger are sold for 1€ on Svetozar Markoviq street.

Men standing in front of a fast food restaurant where hamburger are sold for 1€ on Svetozar Markoviq street.

Woman carrying her groceries on Edmond Hoxha street.

Woman carrying her groceries on Edmond Hoxha street.

A middle-aged man and a child on the door step of a small grocery store.

A middle-aged man and a child on the door step of a small grocery store.