CROSSBIRD OVER SKOPJE

Capital of the Republic of Macedonia and independent since 1991 from former Jugoslavija, Skopje is currently going through a massive urban restyling programme started in 2010.

It is clear that all the renewals are due to create a new national identity and the 24 meters high statue in the middle of Macedonia Square, was obscurely named “Warrior on a Horse” (even the warrior is Alexander the Great) in deference to the ongoing dispute with Greece over Macedonian history.

For the most part, Skopje citizens’ dislike all the new buildings and statues because everything turns around a very small area and the mishmash of styles looks kitsch without showing any sort of “grandeur”.

Shot on April 2013, 1 Crossbird roll = 1 project