Skip to comments.Bulgaria’s abandoned Socialist monument
Posted on 03/18/2012 5:06:05 PM PDT by smokingfrog
We've looked at some abandoned Bulgarian Socialist architecture before, but never like this. This winter, photographer Timothy Allen braved snowstorms and horrific cold to shoot the UFO-like Buzludzha monument in the Bulgarian Balkans. The resulting pictures look like the lost Communist equivalent of Echo Base.
Allen traveled 250 kilometers outside of Sofia to get these incredible photos. The snow picked up during his shoot, and he even took a harrowing -25°C hang-gliding expedition to grab some aerial shots. Explains Allen of the building's history:
Designed by architect Guéorguy Stoilov, more than 6000 workers were involved in its 7 year construction including 20 leading Bulgarian artists who worked for 18 months on the interior decoration. A small, compulsory donation from every citizen in the country formed a large portion of the funds required to build this impressive structure that was finally unveiled in 1981 on what was the 1300th anniversary of the foundation of the Bulgarian state.
(Excerpt) Read more at io9.com ...
Hey! “Buzludzha” is my middle name! Even I can’t pronounce it!
Now we know where Pelosi got her blow up doll looks and plastic surgery ideas.
“more than 6000 workers were involved in its 7 year construction”
Alot of jobs ‘created or saved’
Outside and inside reminds me of the Star Wars Republic Senate.
If this had been in America, someone would’ve stolen all of the copper wiring by now.
Looks like Farrakhan’s mother ship.
Thanks for the link. That is absolutely incredible. I would love to go there and look at that thing. It’s like a communist Hagia Sophia, complete with iconography.
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