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Communist Era Monuments Of Bulgaria

By |2019-05-28T10:30:39-05:00July 7th, 2016|Categories: Europe, Off The Beaten Path, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Communist era monuments of Bulgaria.  An amalgam of Soviet brutalist architecture and dreary grey cement resulted in numerous communist monuments throughout the country of Bulgaria.  Bulgaria resides on the edge of Europe.  While a member of the EU its bonds and history tilts toward its protector of Russia and its communist progenitor, the Soviet Union. Bulgaria [...]

Buzludzha Monument – Flying Saucer

By |2019-05-28T11:08:49-05:00June 6th, 2016|Categories: Europe, Must-See|Tags: , , , |

Buzludzha Monument - Flying Saucer.  Exhilaration and awe. Literally, a giant saucer was suspended on top of Buzludzha Mountain. I stood at 4,700 feet and surveyed the Balkan Mountains. Ashen clouds surrounded the sterile flying saucer. I made my way up the stretched out stone-grey staircase of what appeared to be Captain America’s evil enemy’s secret [...]

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