Jan Kempenaers

Abandoned Monuments in Yugoslavia

These amazing structures were commissioned by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in the 1960s and 70s. They were built to commemorate were WWII battles took place or where concentration camps stood. More of these amazing monuments can be seen here.

The images above are from a series by Jan Kempenaers called “Spomenik: The End of History”. Between 2006 to 2009 Kempenaers trekked through the Balkans to photograph these amazing structures.

I’d love to visit a few of these in person just to have a real idea of the scale of them.

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