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bizarre and beautiful monuments commissioned by the communist leaders of the 1960s and 70s, which remained as retrofuturistic remnants after the fall of communism, like the undying ghosts of an era most sought to forget but would always remember 1960S And 70, Eastern Europe, World War, Sculpture, Monuments, Architecture, Places, Visual Art, Memories 11/9
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Spomenik is the Slovenian, Serbian, Croatian, Serbo-Croatian word for Monument. In the 1960s and 70s, the former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito commissioned these structures to commemorate sites where WWII battles took place or where concentration camps stood.
Kruševo. Belgian photographer Jan Kempenaers took a laborious trek across former Yugoslavia and The Balkans to photograph the strikingly beautiful yet odd structures tucked away in the region’s mountains. These monuments were commissioned by the communist leaders of the 60s and 70s.
"Herbstwald" - [German translate: 'Autumn forest'] ---- "Holzhütte im Wald" - [German translate: 'Wooden cabin in the woods']~[Photo by vampire-carmen (Carmen Neumeier) - November 20 2011 - Cham, Bavaria, Germany]'h4d'1132012
ElkhornSilverKingwriteup...turn off of Hwy 22 about 6 miles west of Mill City near Mehama. Just a few miles up the road you can see a very old schoolhouse that dates probably from the 1900s. Today it and the old gymnasium are on gated off private land, but they are easy to see from the highway.