These Abandoned Yugoslavian Monuments Will Haunt You

In the 1960s and 70s, Josip Tito, then president of Yugoslavia, commissioned many sculptors and architects to construct a series of monuments across the country. They were memorials to WWII, marking the locations of battles and concentration camps. Although they drew literal millions of visitors, especially during the 1980s, they were mostly abandoned after the dissolution of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1992. Today, they are strange, beautiful and otherworldly reminders of a bygone era. A photographer named Kempenaers toured the country from 2006 to 2009, capturing these amazing images of the monuments.