#oneaday 120: Abandoned Yugoslavian War Monuments

9 May

No, not the next superhype pitchfork post-pomo no-wave band, but actually what it says on the tin. I got linked to these amazing shots of Abandoned Yugoslavian War Monuments, commissioned in the 60s and 70s by President Josip Broz Tito and collated by Crack Two.

I think this is my favourite, from Niš. I don’t know whether I think it’s depicting green shoots of hope springing forth after the war ended, or whether it represents angry fists of the fallen, thrown skywards in anguish. Or maybe neither of those things.

abandoned yugoslavian war monuments sculpture

They’re fascinating and even though they’re commemorating something that happened so long ago in the past – World War II – they look like they’re from the future.

Take a look at all 25 monuments for yourself – there’s something hauntingly beautiful about them.


One Response to “#oneaday 120: Abandoned Yugoslavian War Monuments”

  1. laura_ness83@yahoo.com May 9, 2011 at 9:59 pm #

    These are amazing! They’ve got such a bleak, dystopian, ‘1984’ quality about them.

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