The otherworldly fortresses that are Bulgaria's Socialist monumentsS

These stark socialist sculptures in Bulgaria have an almost Zardoz-like aesthetic about them. You half expect a coterie of post-apocalyptic stormtroopers to come piling out, armed with laser-axes designed to crush the edifice of bourgeois oppression.

In all seriousness though, these photographs by Linda Ferrari are absolutely stunning — some of these monuments are in a state of disrepair, which makes these locations all the more surreal. You can see more of these photographs at her site. Be sure to check out her awesome gallery of LARPers — these hardcore folks are role-playing in castles and dells, not just soccer fields.

[Spotted on Feuilleton]