These Yugoslavian Monuments Were Abandoned After WW2, But Still Look Futuristic

Following the second world war, Yugoslavia was a powerful, confident, socialist republic. Or at least their President, Josip Broz Tito, tried to project that image to the world. He commissioned the finest architects and designers to build thousands of magnificent statues throughout his country called ‘Spomeniks’.

Jan Kempenaers traveled the Balkins during the 1980’s photographing some of these enormous sculptures that lay abandoned throughout the former country of Yugoslavia (now made up of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia).

These are some of his photographs accompanied by the names of the monuments and the cities and countries they reside in.

Monument To Fallen Patriots

Located in Niksic, Montenegro

Nikšić

Monument to Zenica Partisan Detachment

Located in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Zenica

Stone Flower

Located in Jasenovac, Croatia

Jasenovac

Ilinden Monument

Located in Kruševo, Macedonia

Kruševo

Susanjar Memorial Complex

Located in Sanski Most, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sanski Most

Kosmaj Monument

Located in Kosmaj, Serbia

Kosmaj

Monument To The Revolution

Located in Kozara, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Kozara

Monument to the Revolution of the people of Moslavina

Located in Podgaric, Croatia

Podgarić

Three Fists

Located in Nis, Serbia

Nis

Kolasin Monument

Located in Kolasin, Montenegro

Kolašin

Kadinjaca Memorial

Located in Kadinjaca, Serbia

Kadinjača

kadinjaca

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