At the top of a historic battle field in Bulgaria stands one of the most famous monuments of its time. This monument was named the Buzludzha and stood for communism. The battle was between Bulgarian rebels and the Turks and this monument was erected in the place where communism ruled. Since the fall of communism this monument has been abandoned and forgotten about. It has been vandalized and is slowly falling apart. One man was able to sneak inside and took some absolutely incredible pictures of this abandoned place. Take a look.
The monument he saw on top of the famous battle grounds.
There was once a grand entrance into this place which is now turning into ruins.
In its day this monument boasted some of the most incredible views in the land.
Thousands of volunteers were involved in building this massive structure which took nearly seven years to complete.
The monument and the grounds are marked with communist symbols all over.
The structure looks almost alien and very futuristic for its time.
Communism fell in 1989 and the building was abandoned and left to self destruct.
You can see how grand this structure was. I would love to spend an afternoon exploring here.
Painted after the abandonment above the entrance are the words “Forget Your Past”
This amazing building is slowly rotting away.
After only 23 years the building is almost ready to collapse.
This is an older picture of the inside after it was completed.
You can see it looks much different now but is still a sight to see.
The walls were lined with communist symbols and mosaics.
Although left to rot these images are still powerful and beautiful.
Portraits of Marx, Engles and Lenin.
Soon there will be nothing left of this once powerful monument.
Can you imagine seeing this structure a top a famous hill and walking inside. This is the last thing I would expect to see and I’m sure glad that someone was able to take pictures before it is completely ruined. The communist party was known for their grand structures and this is just one prime example of their force at that time. Now this building will slowly decay into nothing but these images will make sure that it is not forgotten.
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