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Abandoned Soviet Monuments in the former Yugoslavia

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by SaltwaterServr, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. SaltwaterServr

    SaltwaterServr Blank Paper Offends Me

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    http://www.cracktwo.com/2011/04/25-abandoned-soviet-monuments-that-look.html

    These structures were commissioned by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in the 1960s and 70s to commemorate sites where WWII battles took place (like Tjentište, Kozara and Kadinjača), or where concentration camps stood (like Jasenovac and Niš). They were designed by different sculptors (Dušan Džamonja, Vojin Bakić, Miodrag Živković, Jordan and Iskra Grabul, to name a few) and architects (Bogdan Bogdanović, Gradimir Medaković...), conveying powerful visual impact to show the confidence and strength of the Socialist Republic. Continued....

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  2. CowboyDan

    CowboyDan Anger is a Gift

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    Thanks for posting. I'm reading Charm School by Nelson DeMille right now and this was a cool visual supplement.
     
  3. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Some crazy looking monuments
     
  4. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I can't got past the 'Russian Love Match' ad.




    :lmao:
     
  5. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    If we are ever invaded by aliens, they are going to look at some of them and say ***?
     
  6. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    I really don't think we will be invaded. They will either leave us alone or just wipe the planet. Anyone smart enough to travel in space is smart enough to not want to have anything to do with us if they can help it.
     
  7. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Because of the smell? :laugh2:
     
  8. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Hunka Hunka Burning BP Staff Member

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    Probably because most of you are darn ugly.

    I guess that is the bad thing for someone as sexy as me, they will probably want to take me to study my beauty...I just hope they do so without any probing. :eek: :p:
     
  9. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I'm sure you prefer the probing. :muttley:
     
  10. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Hunka Hunka Burning BP Staff Member

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    Well...they can probe my ears and see if they can make those better. Just leave the pooper alone. :D
     
  11. notherbob

    notherbob Well-Known Member

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    Looks to me like one of Tito's buddies had the concrete concession.
     
  12. Signals

    Signals Suspicious looking stranger

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    Thats just Google Ads stalking you. Now we all know where you've been surfing before posting here. :eek: :D
     
  13. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    Nice find! Massive concrete structures showed strength and stability in their minds, I guess. Looks like the exposed metal bits have already been raided for salvage.

    Though technically the Yugoslavs weren't Soviets, they'd gone over to the independent movement.
     
  14. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    :muttley: BDC busted
     
  15. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    Those are some amazing photos.
     
  16. Ren

    Ren Well-Known Member

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    Amazing how a random thread like this can turn into Russian brides and probing.

    Well done CZ :laugh2:
     
  17. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    [​IMG]

    Gotta get me one of these. The climbing I could do. :eek:
     
  18. SaltwaterServr

    SaltwaterServr Blank Paper Offends Me

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    Don't laugh. Once I move to Utah, I'm putting two on lay-away.
     
  19. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    What? Are you moving here to Utah where I live?

    Dude, here in Utah we have hills that are bigger than that!

    Now, let's talk about mountains. You will never need something that small to climb.
    :laugh2:
     
  20. SaltwaterServr

    SaltwaterServr Blank Paper Offends Me

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    I was talking about Russian brides. :D
     

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