Past glories of Socialist fun & games deserted and overgrown with weeds Spreepark PlanterWald, near Treptower Park in Berlin … this particularly fantastic place, Spreepark PlanterWald, is "hidden in plain view". It is located smack in the middle of a major European city - Berlin - close to the much-visited Treptower Park.
Abandoned amusement park in Berlin
Bowling alley in an abandoned Borscht Belt hotel in the Catskills Mountains.
Abandoned farmhouse into giant dollhouse.
Buzludha is Bulgaria’s largest ideological monument to Communism. Designed by architect Guéorguy Stoilov, more than 6000 workers were involved in its 7 year construction including 20 leading Bulgarian artists who worked for 18 months on the interior decoration. It was finally unveiled in 1981 on what was the 1300th anniversary of the foundation of the Bulgarian state.
"These structures were commissioned by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in the 1960s and 70s to commemorate sites where WWII battles took place (like Tjentište, Kozara and Kadinjača), or where concentration camps stood (like Jasenovac and Niš). They were designed by different sculptors (Dušan Džamonja, Vojin Bakić, Miodrag Živković, Jordan and Iskra Grabul, to name a few) and architects (Bogdan Bogdanović, Gradimir Medaković...), conveying powerful visual impact to show the confidence and strength of the Socialist Republic." www.cracktwo.com/...
Abandoned memorials commemorating WW2 battle sites in Yugoslavia.
"Dutch artist Marjan Teeuwen eviscerates the walls of abandoned buildings, conjoining rooms with massive holes, and uses leftover fragments to create densely textured walls and surfaces."