CATHERINE, BAJRAM CURRI: SAVING VALBONA, MYSTICAL HEART OF ALBANIA – THE DARK SIDE OF HYDRO POWER
“Valbona is kind of the mystical heart of legend and poetry here. In mythology, each person has an ‘Ora’ – a sort of fairy protector. They live in the forests and on mountains. Villages also have an Ora. And, according to the poet Gjeorg Fishta, the Ora of Albania ‘lives ‘there, above Valbona’. There is also a sense ‘if it can happen in VALBONA, it will happen everywhere.’” – Catherine.