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The Buzludzha monument from Bulgaria

Posted by rod - 14.03.2012

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The Buzludzha monument is one of Bulgarias most interesting and the largest communist era buildings. Opened in 1891 by the Bulgarian communist regime to commemorate the battle between Bulgarian rebels and Stefan Karadzha and the Turks.

British photographer Timothy Allen had the chance to visit this enormous concrete monument to capture its forgotten past. At first glance it looks like a spaceship had landed on the hillside. Approaching the entrance of Buzludzha Socialist slogans written in large Cyrillic letters great the visitors. Inside the building mosaics pay tribute to former Bulgarian and Soviet communist leaders like Dimitar Blagoev,Georgi Dimitrov, Todor Zhivkov, Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin, Vladimir Lenin and Leonid Brezhnev in addition to the hammer and sickle.

For more info check out Timothy’s site.

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