Albania - The End of an Era
Small statue of Enver Hoxha in a waiting room inside the Pyramid, Tirana. This brutal structure was designed by the daughter and son-in-law of Enver Hoxha, Albania's communist dictator. Initially, it was a mausoleum (officially the "Enver Hoxha Memorial Museum"), inaugurated in 1988 as the final resting place of Albania's ruler, Enver Hoxha, the lord of life and death in Albania from 1944 until his death in 1985.
With the fall of the Communist regime in 1991, Hoxha's corpse was evicted, just three years into its final rest. In 1992, the Pyramid became in name Tirana's main cultural center devoted to promoting contemporary arts (visual and performing arts, music, film and culture). In reality, its various halls were better known for the hosting of consumer goods trade fairs.