Abandoned, dilapidated but still awe-inspiring

April 29th, 2011

25 Abandoned Yugoslavia Monuments that look like they're from the Future:

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. […]

I feel sure that I've seen these two monuments on film before – possibly as a backdrop to the action in some science fiction film or TV show?1

[Via Subtraction.com]

  1. Podgarić, in particular, looks like something the Goa'uld built.

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