It's been a long way from freedom fighting to skateboarding: Skate Trip - Memorial "Kosturnica" Veles, Macedonia

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Back in 1945 Freedom Fighters fought Zee Germans and liberated the City of Veles, back in 2013 me and fellow skaters from Skopje did a one day skate trip to enjoy that freedom.


We went straight to the Memorial "Kosturnica" which is a monument dedicated to the fallen freedom fighters in the WWII who died liberating the city of Veles.

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The monument itself represents a cracked Nazi helmet broken in 4 pieces, inside there is a museum showcasing pictures and documents from the war, as well as graves with skulls and bones of the fallen freedom fighters from the city of Veles and its surrounding villages.

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Authors of the Bones Memorial are architect Savo Subotin, sculptor Ljubomir Denovic and painter Petar Mazev. And they did a very good job!

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Now back to the purpose of our trip :) The surfaces of the memorial are very good for skateboarding. So after climbing the ultra long stairway (to heaven), we arrived up there a bit panted. Nonetheless, started skating the damn helmet right away!

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After the sesh at the entrance, someone shouted out up from the roof. "Hey come see this paradise!"

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The roof is actually one big concrete wave perfect for skating with astonishing views over Veles City.

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It was a great day, and thanks to the freedom fighters in the WWII we are now able to skate free in our beautiful country!

Text & Photos by: @msabolik
Camera: Canon EOS 350D
Skaters: Skopje Locals

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