forget your past

The Buzludzha monument photographed by Timothy Allen
The gallery of the Buzludzha monument photographed by Timothy Allen
Last summer photographer Timothy Allen met Alexander Ivanov, a colleague of his, at a photo festival in Bulgaria: ‘Back then he showed me some pictures of what looked to me like a cross between a flying saucer and Doctor Evil’s hideout perched atop a glorious mountain range.’ This winter Timothy went there, 250km from Sofia, and took glorious pictures of the Buzludzha monument, a gigantic, now abandoned and decaying monument to socialism. The pictures show the building from the outside, the inside, and even from the sky. Goes well with the cosmic communist constructions photographed by Frédéric Chaubin.

via entry at boingboing
  • mäci Sunday, 4th March 2012 at 22:14

    The first picture reminds me of Hoth, the ice planet in “The Empire Strikes Back”.

    • zephyrin_xirdal Monday, 5th March 2012 at 11:31

      Oh yes, you are right—didn’t have that association myself yet. But now the second picture also reminds me of the interior of Echo Basis on Hoth :) The building in the first picture looks a bit like the probe droid, which gives away the rebels’ hideout …

  • mäci Monday, 5th March 2012 at 17:58

    bloody empire…

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