From 501 Places:

“Reading about Tirana I soon found that there are no ‘must-see’ sights…The main landmark to find your way around Tirana is the Lana river; possibly the most filthy stretch of river in Europe. Bisecting the city into north and south areas, the banks and the water itself (what there is of it) are strewn with litter. The fact that it appears to be the city’s unofficial landfill site doesn’t stop young boys from dangling their fishing rods in hope into its murky mess.

Full article here.

About lanariver

I am the main stream that crosses through Tirana, the capital of Albania. My source is in the mountains east of Tirana. Although once clean, I now carry sewage. Before there were many buildings around and on the banks of the river, but they were torn down and removed.

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