Sunday, August 07, 2005

The Ohrid Wine and Cheese Festival

Ohrid, Macedonia
July 30 and 31, 2005

A happy weekend on Lake Ohrid in the Balkans, only a 30-minute drive from the Albanian border and a short 3-hour drive from Kosovo.


Nothing about prisoner abuse and torture.


Only a boy fishing on the promenade by the lake.


Nothing about a spiraling death toll in Iraq.


Just a chance to sample great wine.


Nothing about genocide in Darfur.


Just a chance to taste some really good cheese.


Nothing about demonizing gays.


But maybe some motorized parasailing in a bright, blue sky.


No sign of a world leader shaking his fist at the rest of the world.


Celebrating instead the traditions of Macedonian folk dance.


Definitely a good use of our time on this earth.

Wouldn't you agree?


At 6:33 AM, Blogger Tom Carter said...

I've been there, in some of the areas included in your pictures. It's truly a beautiful place. Brings back nice memories.


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