Icebound, long-abandoned Communist flying saucer in the cliffs of Bulgaria


30 Responses to “Icebound, long-abandoned Communist flying saucer in the cliffs of Bulgaria”

  1. Flashman says:

    In a few, very specific, areas, totalitarianism is awesome.

  2. ultranaut says:

    I want to live in the secret lair underneath.

  3. miasm says:

    hmm, with suitable renovations, this might be an appropriate venue for TED 2023.

  4. kambo says:

    It’s awesome but it’s falling appart for 22 years now. It’s too remote to be used for anything, just bringing materials up there for renovations will cost too much to be worth it. 

  5. @twitter-97954989:disqus  on the contrary, there is a road leading to it. Once restored it can be used for concerts, parties, exhibitions or made into a giant mall.

  6. alex says:

    its very nice country, you know

  7. morkl says:

    In a couple of hundred years, these buildings will be the equivalent of the ancient jungle cities of India or Mexico. Explorers will discover them and be amazed by the wonders of this long lost civilization.

  8. Daneel says:

    Watch out for Blofeld’s Angels of Death!

  9. Tami Chase says:

    It looks like the Russian’s lair from the movie Spies Like Us :D

  10. planettom says:

    I feel like this is a level in a First Person Shooter game I played.

    Or that one level in the movie INCEPTION.

  11. niktemadur says:

    Pictures of this place were floating around photoblogs a few months ago.  Looking awesomely bleak in the snow, it strikes me as a lost opportunity for great Greek film director Theo Angelopoulos, this would have been an ideal setting for a sequence in his epic “Ulysses’ Gaze”.

  12. xkot says:

    Any Bulgarians reading this: please, PLEASE call UNESCO immediately!

  13. Eat Bacon says:

    Looks like it belongs on Hoth

  14. TWX says:

    This may be a dumb question, but am I simply not seeing equivalent grandiose monuments dedicated specifically to the ideology of revolution in democratic or capitalist nations that are somehow state-sponsored?

    I know there’s Mount Rushmore, and there are some fairly impressive structures in Washington DC.  I can’t, off the top of my head, think of any others in the United States outside of the purpose-built capitol city.  It seems like the Communists and Facists both have always gone crazy building megastructures to celebrate themselves or their ideologies, even though the ideologies don’t seem to last.

  15. sean says:

    God, it’s strange and beautiful. Like something from a future that never occurred.

  16. Join me there at 10pm for a game of Quintet

  17. Brad H. says:

    Wow, looks incredible with the frost. I hope to be that way next year. I’ll take some halva and lukanka up there and have a picnic in the middle of it. 

  18. altaylor says:

    When they got it into their head and unlimbered the rubber truncheons, commies could really pull off the gigantic edifice, massive dam, or  huge underground military lair.

    But all things decay.  That’s why the intrepid photogs at English-Russia have some of the best photo essays of mouldering Soviet stuff ever.  Love that site

  19. Crazy, I have a colleague at work from Bulgaria. When I emailed her the link to this post, she responded: “Hahaha – This is where I was born. My town is 20 km from that place. We used to play there a lot as kids:) “

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