A new market in the “historic center” of Prishtina
Author: Liridona Blakaj
Affiliation: Polis University
There is nothing greater in Prishtina than walking in the narrow roads of the Old City. You might get lost sometimes, but the enjoyment you get from exploring this part of the city when trying to find the way out, is the most interesting part of the journey. "God is in the details" said van der Rohe, and he couldn't describe it better. Every wall and every window has its own story to tell, every mosque has its own prayers that have been made through the years and every museum preserves testimonies of the past lives
of our ancestors. Architecture is more than form and esthetics, it manifests a society's image of itself. The language of architecture evokes the past and articulates the present at the same time. The protection of our cultural heritage is an essential part of protecting our identity. It describes who we are, how we got here and it guides us to the future. Nowadays, with the development of the world, the greatest challenge is protecting the heritage. Our cultural heritage is not just a set of cultural objects or traditions from the past, it is the result of a selection process. This process happened through the years where every human society decided what is worthy to be preserved and protected for the future generations.
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