This week’s photo challenge is about time. At the old train station in Skopje, Macedonia (which is now the City Museum), time stands still. You see, a huge earthquake hit the city at 5:17 am on July 29, 1963, and the forceful tremors caused this Skopje clock to stop working. Of course, the tremors also caused all sorts of other extensive damage (approximately 80% of the city’s buildings were destroyed), and in the days, weeks and months following the quake nations from around the world pitched in to help Skopje rebuild. Today, Skopje is a vibrant city with interesting architecture, good food and friendly people; I strongly recommend visiting Skopje for two or three days during your Balkan backpacking trip!