Photography › Bulgaria 2016
My main holiday for 2016 was an October tour of Bulgarian communist era architecture and monuments run by Darmon Richter.
It was an amazing holiday! The Bulgarian communist regime built monuments on a truly massive scale, and many of them are quite amazing works of art. Many of the monuments, particularly those that are more bellicose in their celebration of socialism, have been left to go to rack and ruin. Understandable given the memories of pain and conflict the communist era evokes for many people in Bulgaria, but still sad to see such magnificent architecture crumble away.
Hopefully the Bulgarian people will find a way to come to terms with their past and celebrate the architecture and art without feel that this also celebrates a discredited regime.