Owen Hatherley reminds us that the Spomeniks weren’t created just to be concrete clickbait: remembering what they were commemorating matters too: What Spomenik and the like forgets, Pupovac insists, is not only the scale of what happened here – “Yugoslavia was the fourth highest country in Europe in terms of civilian casualties” during the Second… Continue reading Spomeniks


The one disappointment I have with Expedia’s 7 ancient ruins around the world, reconstructed is that the ruin I’m closest to and most familiar with (Milecastle 39 at Hadrian’s Wall) doesn’t really match up to the other sites, size-wise or spectacle-wise. The entire wall is another matter, but the reconstruction of one fort just doesn’t… Continue reading Reconstructed