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Top 16 des plus belles photos des monuments abandonnés de l’ex-URSS, la poésie derrière le Rideau de fer

The Eastern bloc is full of abandoned monuments to the glory of the Soviet Union. Risking arrest and radiation, photographer Rebecca Litchfield took a road trip through state communism's ruins.

The “Monument to 1300 Years of Bulgaria”, is in the city of Shumen. The monument was built in 1981, designed by Bulgarian sculptors Krum Damyanov and Ivan Slavov. The Shumen monument is a collection of somewhat menacing cubist concrete statues, housed in a modernist geometric building, positioned atop a hill overlooking the city. Unlike many Bulgarian communist-era monuments, it has been well maintained. Particularly the more “Russian” of the bunch. It is 230 ft high.

Brutalist but Beautiful: 12 Spacey Sci-Fi Soviet Structures

The single most divisive architectural movement, Brutalism is harsh, jagged and geometric, calling to mind massive concrete spaceships – and nobody did it better (or stranger) than the Soviet…

Bulgarie - Mont Buzludzha - Salle des Congrès du Parti Communiste Bulgare

This monument located on Mount Buzludzha is the biggest ideological building in Bulgaria

Nikola Mihov - Forget Your Past

Memorial Complex to the Founders of the Bulgarian State, Shoumen, 1981

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Memorial House of the Bulgarian Communist Party, (Buzludzha Monument), entrance to the complex, Shipka Pass, Bulgaria, built in 1981, Architect Guéorguy Stoilov ©B.A.C.U.

Memorial House of the Bulgarian Communist Party, (Buzludzha Monument), entrance to the complex, Shipka Pass, Bulgaria, built in 1981, Architect Guéorguy Stoilov ©B.A.C.U.

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Buzludzha Monument, Abandoned Saucer-Shaped Communist Party Headquarters on a Bulgarian Mountaintop

Soviet Sculpture: Another sculpture made in Soviet Russia that shows the huge difference in monument style compared to Western Europe. Soviet monuments were often futuristic looking like this one.

An extremely creepy tour of an abandoned Soviet monument in Bulgaria

Soviet Sculpture: Another sculpture made in Soviet Russia that shows the huge difference in monument style compared to Western Europe. Soviet monuments were often futuristic looking like this one.

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Forgotten Communist Monoliths of Bulgaria

The Bulgarian Communist Party, who ruled this Eastern European nation from 1946 until the fall of communism in was not without its critics — and a.

The Buzludzha monument is the largest monument in Bulgaria, located on mount Buzludzha (1441m) in the Balkan Mountains, and was built to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Buzludzha congress – where the Bulgarian Social-Democratic Workers' Party was founded (the predecessor to the Bulgarian Communist Party). 16 million leva were collected, as both voluntary and obligatory donations, of which 14,186,000 were spent on the monument. The rest was spent on the construction of three…

Rosana Raven - Monumento Buzludzha na Bulgária, nas montanhas dos Balcãs

Pleven Panorama “BRUTAL_ARCHITECTURE FEATURE SHOT OF THE DAY ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Congratulations to @kubadora for having this great shot of the dramatic Pleven Epopee 1877…”

Pleven Panorama “BRUTAL_ARCHITECTURE FEATURE SHOT OF THE DAY ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Congratulations to @kubadora for having this great shot of the dramatic Pleven Epopee 1877…”

“eternal flame” of the Plovdiv communist memorial

In communist Bulgaria, you won't believe the monuments that were built with concrete, bricks, money, and just a little bit of forced labour.

Budludzha monument

Budludzha in Bulgaria - the Eastern European Communists had some of the coolest art and architecture - sometimes it was so ugly it was beautiful

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Unique Reflective Cityscapes Turn Copenhagen Upside Down - My Modern Metropolis

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