Monday, August 19, 2013

25 abandoned former Yugoslavia monuments

These monuments were commissioned by Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in the 1960's and 1970's to commemorate sites where World War II battles took place or where concentration camps stood around the ex-Yugoslavia region (now Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina etc.). They were designed by different sculptors and architectures, conveying powerful visual impact to show the confidence and strength of the Socialist Republic. After Yugoslavia dissolved in the early 90's the monuments were left abandoned and were vandalized.

Belgian photographer Jan Kempenaers travelled around the countries of former Yugoslavia between 2006 and 2009 with the help of a 1975 map of memorials for a series of melancholic yet striking images depicting those monuments in their present condition.



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Tjentište

Podgarić

Petrova Gora

Kosmaj

Kruševo



Kozara

Grmeč

Ilirska Bistrica

Jasenovac

Sanski Most

Niš

Košute

Korenica

Knin

Makljen

Tjentište

Kolašin

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Kadinijača

Mitorvica

Brezovica

Kamenska

Ostra

Sisak

Nikšić

Sinj

Zenica

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8 comments:

  1. I have been to Croatia and found one more in some abandoned village it was like 2 years ago and since then i was wondering what does it mean. Thanks for the info! Here's the photo of that monument http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/244/9q5e.jpg

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  2. Who told you that these are abandonet monuments. You need to get you facts right.

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  3. Very interesting post, thank you! Stunning architecture.
    But the last one needs to be "Zenica", not Zanica.
    I come there every summer because I have family there, so I'm very sure it's Zenica.

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  4. Would be interesting to provide the coordinates of these places.
    Sinj monument:
    43° 41.903'N
    16° 37.517'E

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  5. The Kosara monument is not abandoned: it is part of the Kozara National Park
    45° 0.827 'N
    16° 54.558 'E

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  6. The Kruševo monument also is no longer abandoned:

    41° 22.640'N
    21° 14.903'E

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