Tuesday, March 13, 2018

People Are In Love With These 8 Bizarrely Beautiful World War II Monuments

In the 1960s and 1970s, former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito implemented a massive art program showing off the strength and confidence of the former Socialist Republic. Millions of visitors and "young patriots" of the Republic came to visit the symbols that stood against the fascism that had existed in the region for some time. During Tito's time in power, hundreds of these Spomeniks (otherwise known as monuments) were built. 

One photographer, Jan Kempenaers, has captured some incredible photos of these monuments for you to see. 

Here are eight incredible Spomeniks from the former Yugoslavia. 

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1. A Spomenik in Kadinijača.

This almost looks like a giant bullet hole in some glass. 

2. Niš.

This Spomenik looks like three fists raised in the air. 

3. Kruševo.

This one looks a bit like a virus. 

4. Kosmaj.

This interesting Spomenik looks like a giant piece from the game Jacks. 

5. Tjentište.

This one is by far my favorite. It blends in so naturally with the mountain behind it. 

6. Knin.

If I happened to stumble upon this Spomenik on a walk, I would think it was a spaceship or something. 

7. Korenica.

This one looks like something out of Game of Thrones. Maybe the Iron Throne?

8. Jasenovac.

There is no doubt that something so novel and futuristic on a hillside would catch someone's attention. 

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h/t Jan Kempenaers


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