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  • Orlff

    Architecture of Yugoslavian Spomeniks by photographer Jan Kempenaers - During the 60s and 70s, Yugoslavia was a prospering playground for the architects of the Spomeniks: Monuments that were created as memorials to the Second World War. But with the fall of socialism, these monuments seem to be abandoned and forgotten.

  • Doreen 🌴

    Abandoned World War II monuments and memorials in Yugoslavia. This would be a great place to film a sci-fi movie as many of these monuments look out of this world.

  • Kay Raitt

    ‘During the 1960s and 70s, thousands of monuments commemorating the Second World War – called ‘Spomeniks’ – were built throughout the former Yugoslavia; striking monumental sculptures, with an angular geometry echoing the shapes of flowers, crystals, and macro-views of viruses or DNA. In the 1980s the Spomeniks still attracted millions of visitors from the Eastern bloc; today they are largely neglected and unknown, their symbolism lost and unwanted. Antwerp-based photographer Jan Kempenaers travelled the Balkans photographing these eerie objects, presented in this book as a powerful typological series. The beauty and mystery of the isolated, crumbling Spomeniks informs Kempenaer’s enquiry into memory, found beauty, and whether former monuments can function as pure sculpture.’ - Roma Publications

  • Jennifer Bastian

    Futuristic abandoned monument, in Eastern Europe.

  • Lukas Bpoint

    Jan Kempenaers is an Antwerp based photographer and is affiliated to the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, University College Ghent and is doing a PhD in the visual arts about the picturesque landscape. Kempenaers undertook a laborious trek through the Balkans in order to photograph a series of these mysterious objects. These structures were commissioned by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in the 1960s and 70s to commemorate sites where WWII battles took place, or where concentration camps stood.

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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.

There used to be a lot of homes similar to this around when I was a kid...and didn't care to go explore :(