A sculpture in Ilirska Bistrica, Slovenia

Ghostly stones of a nation's past: The futuristic war memorials of former Yugoslavia that have been left to decay

Ilirska Bistrica - structure commissioned by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in the and to commemorate sites where a WWII battle took place

A monument to the revolution of the people of Moslavina, in Podgaric, Croatia. During World War Two, the village was the scene of an uprising against the German occupation

Ghostly stones of a nation's past: The futuristic war memorials of former Yugoslavia that have been left to decay

25 Abandoned Yugoslavia Monuments that look like they're from the Future (commissioned by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in the and to commemorate WWII battle sites and sites of former concentration camps.

The Babanj monument to fallen Yugoslav WW II fighters, forming the shape of three clenched fists. There, 10,000 civilian hostages from Nis and south Serbia were murdered by the Nazis

Ghostly stones of a nation's past: The futuristic war memorials of former Yugoslavia that have been left to decay

These structures were commissioned by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in the and to commemorate sites where WWII battles took place - This one is in Niš

Designed by Zelimir Janes, this memorial honours the 1st Sisak Partisan Detachment. It was built in 1981 in the forest of Brezovica, Croatia

Ghostly stones of a nation's past: The futuristic war memorials of former Yugoslavia that have been left to decay

keenpeach: “ 25 abandoned Yugoslavia monuments that look like they’re from the future “ “These structures were commissioned by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in the and to.

Overlooking the town of Krusevo, the Makedonium, built in 1973, commemorates the Ilinden Uprising against the Ottoman Empire

Ghostly stones of a nation's past: The futuristic war memorials of former Yugoslavia that have been left to decay

Peter Chadwick — he runs the stream of loving photos of imposing brutalist monuments — has teamed up with Phaedon to publish a coffee-table book of the biggest, most uncomp…

A monument in the town of Korenica, near the border between Croatia and Bosnia. It commemorates Yugoslavia's victory in World War II

Ghostly stones of a nation's past: The futuristic war memorials of former Yugoslavia that have been left to decay

Architecture – shu and joe Kempenaers’ photo series Spomenik / Spomenik 13

Left to decay, the memorial at Sinj in Croatia

Ghostly stones of a nation's past: The futuristic war memorials of former Yugoslavia that have been left to decay

Belgian photographer Jan Kempenaers shot these stunning pictures as part of a project called Spomenik

Ghostly stones of a nation's past: The futuristic war memorials of former Yugoslavia that have been left to decay

25 Abandoned Yugoslavia Monuments that look like they're from the Future ~ Crack Two

This memorial, in Belgrade, Serbia, pays tribute to the Kosmaj Partisan detachment of WWII

Ghostly stones of a nation's past: The futuristic war memorials of former Yugoslavia that have been left to decay

Spomenik (Monument) - These structures were commissioned by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in the and to commemorate sites where WWII battles took place, or where concentration camps stood.

Sited in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Mrakovica Memorial stands in honour of the Battle of Kozara

Ghostly stones of a nation's past: The futuristic war memorials of former Yugoslavia that have been left to decay

“These structures were commissioned by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in the and to commemorate sites where WWII battles took place (like Tjentište, Kozara and Kadinjača), or.

In the wake of the break-up of Yugoslavia, the monuments were forgotten and left to decay. Above, a memorial marking the liberation of Sanski Most in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ghostly stones of a nation's past: The futuristic war memorials of former Yugoslavia that have been left to decay

Designed by Bogdan Bogdanovic, this 1973 sculpture is dedicated to the Serb and Albanian partisans

Ghostly stones of a nation's past: The futuristic war memorials of former Yugoslavia that have been left to decay

These structures were commissioned by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in the and to commemorate sites where WWII battles took place - This one is in Mitrovica

Kempenaers trekked around the region from 2006 to 2009 photographing the sites

Ghostly stones of a nation's past: The futuristic war memorials of former Yugoslavia that have been left to decay

Jasenovac -Abandoned Yugoslavia Monuments that look like they're from the Future ~ commissioned to commemorate and concentration camps before the Republic dissolved.

Designed by Vojin Bakic, built in 1982, this memorial is dedicated to the people of Kordun and Banija in Croatia

Ghostly stones of a nation's past: The futuristic war memorials of former Yugoslavia that have been left to decay

A monument to the revolution at Grmec - which was held by the partisans during WWII - in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ghostly stones of a nation's past: The futuristic war memorials of former Yugoslavia that have been left to decay

A monument to the revolution at Grmec - which was held by the partisans during WWII - in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Makljen memorial in Bosnia and Herzegovina (left) and the one at Knin in Croatia

Ghostly stones of a nation's past: The futuristic war memorials of former Yugoslavia that have been left to decay

Makljen memorial in Bosnia and Herzegovina (left) and the one at Knin in Croatia

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