Experiencing Technical Difficulties (resonant) wrote,
Experiencing Technical Difficulties

Marble everywhere

Due to current politics, someone with a Kosovo entry stamp in their passport cannot travel north or east by land. So, I got an cheap plane ticket. There are a limited number of destinations from here, again for political reasons.

When you have enter the airport, traffic is divided by "Civilian" and "UN-MIK". The civilian section is further divided into "VIP" and everyone else.

The airport is rather low and drab, but has marble walls, floors, counters, and pretty much anything else. What isn't marble is polished granite. I guess that makes sense. It's durable, easy to clean, and doesn't need frequent repainting. There are many roadside businesses selling sheets of thin-sliced marble and granite the size of sheets of plywood. When labour is cheap, it'd be rational to use cut stone rather than imported drywall, plywood, or wallpaper.
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