The Concrete Saucer of Mount Buzludzha


Photos: Darmon Richter/The Bohemian Blog

Atop the barren Mount Buzludzha in Bulgaria sat one of the strangest abandoned places on Earth: a concrete saucer that used to house the Communist Party Headquarters before the collapse of the USSR.

The tower of Buzludzha reaches a total height of 107m; the red Soviet star adorning its side measuring three times the diameter of the star emblazoned onto the tower of Moscow’s Kremlin. An eternal flame set into the front courtyard served as a tribute to fallen comrades, while great concrete letters were hung around the main entrance to spell out rousing verses:

“ON YOUR FEET, DESPISED COMRADES!

ON YOUR FEET YOU SLAVES OF LABOUR!

DOWNTRODDEN AND HUMILIATED,

STAND UP AGAINST THE ENEMY!”

Dark Roasted Blend has the image gallery and post: Link (Thanks Avi!)


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