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We’re always a bit behind on writing up our journeys but stay tuned … Transnistria will feature here soon!
In the meantime, here are our recently published posts …
Līgatne is situated in northwest Latvia, 25km from Sigulda and 29km from Cēsis. The local Tourist Information Centre lists quite a few reasons to come and visit their town and I’m sure they are all valid ones but our one inducement to visit Līgatne was to go on a...read more
Spomenik: Podgrmeč Museum and Memorial Fountain in Jasenica, Bosnia & Herzegovina. Completed in 1979. Socialist memorial in the former Yugoslavia.read more
Hotel Goričina I in Kupari, Croatia. Completed in 1962 by architect David Finci. Now abandoned. Modernist, Socialist architecture in the former Yugoslavia.read more
Russo Georgian Friendship Monument in Gudauri (Georgian Military Road) in Georgia. Completed in 1983. Soviet monument in the former USSR.read more
House of the Writers' Union Location: Dushanbe, Tajikistan Completed: 1980s Architect: Erkin Salikhov Genre: Modernist, Soviet architecture, former USSR Sometimes called the Founders of the Bulgarian State Monument, this gargantuan Cubist-style memorial is incredible...read more
Memorial for Honour of Heroes in Poltava, Ukraine. Also called Monument “Escape of Hell”. Soviet memorial in the former USSR.read more
The Telephone Palace in Cluj Napoca, Romania. Completed in 1968 by architect Vasile Mitrea. Brutalist, Socialist-era architecture in the former Easter Bloc.read more
Where to find Tbilisi's best street art and graffiti, including a location map This is going to be an unashamedly photo-based post featuring some of the street art and graffiti we’ve seen in Tbilisi. As with many former Soviet or Communist countries, Georgia’s...read more
Our visit to Mostar's infamous Sniper Tower The first time we visited Mostar we didn’t manage to get inside the Sniper Tower. That was the summer of 2014 and while standing outside the abandoned building pondering our options, we were hassled by a couple of drunk guys...read more
Monument to Textile Factory Workers in Gyumri, Armenia. Completed in 1964 by sculptor Tereza Mirzoyan. Soviet monument in the former USSR.read more
Gintaras Sanatorium on the outskirts of Palanga in Lithuania. Completed in 1990. Modernist, Soviet architecture in the former USSR.read more
Ušće Tower in Belgrade, Serbia. Constructed between 1962 and 1964 and then renovated in 2005. Modernist, Socialist architecture in the former Yugoslavia.read more
Ortachala (Central) Bus Station in Tbilisi, Georgia. Completed in 1973. Modernist, Soviet architecture in the former USSR.read more
Memorial to the Great Patriotic War in Kamianets-Podilskyi, a medieval city in western Ukraine. Soviet war memorial in the former USSR.read more
Spomenik: Memorial House, part of the Battle of Sutjeska Memorial Monument Complex in the Valley of Heroes in Tjentište, Bosnia & Herzegovina.read more