Some somewhat bleak pictures of socialists monuments around Bulgaria:
http://www.lindaferrari.it/reportages/m ... index.html
"It does not suffice to reject the error; we must overcome it, explain it and outgrow it." - Antonio Labriola
The second picture was damn depressing: http://www.lindaferrari.it/reportages/monumenti/02.jpg
Most of those are some very interesting looking monuments. I hope somebody will do something to preserve them. It would be a shame to see some of those go.
“Conservatism is the blind and fear-filled worship of dead radicals” - Mark Twain
So beautiful and so sad. It's a fragging shame that no one seem to be doing anything to preserve such monuments.
"You're a pretty cool guy" - Mabool
"the social democrats don't give a frag about changing this capitalist system [...] so they can lick my greasy peanut buttered balls like the dog they are." - Greenanarchism
I bet the Bulgarian authorities wish to erase every trace of their Marxist history from the trail and by leaving the monument to rot, they present themselves to the world as a modern, capitalist country.
There are no libertarians in dumpsters.
Doesn't every Eastern European country wish to erase their socialist past? I wonder what the second pic would've looked like in its heyday, wish my living room looked like that.
We have beaten you to the moon, but you have beaten us in sausage making.- Nikita Khrushchev
I think Hungary has a park for its old monuments.
Now what is this…
I saw that park,for like 10 seconds from the bus.
I remember seeing Marx and Engels,and Stalin's boots.
Shame these guide gits didn't want to stop there.
it's a pretty lousy park to be honest. small and not that much to see. in slovenia we have statues like this all around in the cities, parks and streets. it might sounds like an interesting attraction but honestly it's just a way to deal with "unwanted" past.
Jugoslavija je bleda slika
zato je njeno ljudstvo navajeno trpeti
zato je njeno ljudstvo pripravljeno umreti.
I wish the government would preserve these things
"Those who do not move, do not notice their chains." - Rosa Luxemburg
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What ever the capitalists do, they'll never be able to do anything about Lenin's bust in Antartica.
Red Commissar wrote:I hadn't heard of this one:
When they finish melting the Poles the statue will be in an even harder place to visit.
Even if the current regime in Bulgaria holds no love for Communism. They should still protect this stuff as part of their heritage and history. Apart from anything else preserving such structures could be justified in the same way that they have Holocaust memorials (I'm not equating them - just imagining arguments they could use).
Yeah, that's the Lenin bust I was referring to. I read about it in an article a year and a half ago- some expedition team took a hike to the pole of inaccessibility, where an old soviet research station was. What's funny is that's the top of a mostly buried cabin:
Anyways going back to these Bulgarian relics, I like the amphitheater looking one. Are there any pictures of it in better times?
Not really, there's mountains beneath the Antarctic Ice.
Also, I don't know. You can't seriously expect the bourgeoisie to care for Lenin statues.
They're just hating on Lenin's mad basketball skills.
Haha, that's awesome. Lenin's still shooting basketballs from beyond the grave.
There are no libertarians in dumpsters.
Some good news from Bulgaria - they have opened a Museum of Socialist Art in Sofia
There are some more pictures from Buzludja here:
I found this old picture from when it was built:
I have some pictures from my hometown as well if anyone is interested? There are some monuments left from our Socialist years.
P.S. In the article about the new museum it states that the Buzludja monument will be given back to the Socialist Party to do with it as it pleases. I think they will try and restore some of it, seen as they hold rallies there every year
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