Spomeniks

Architecture, without a doubt, is a source of inspiration for us, visiting the brutalist monuments located in Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, was an experience.

 43 ° 20'46.0 "N 18 ° 41'12.6"
The first one we visited was the “The Battle of Sutjeska Memorial Monument” located in Tjentište (Bosnia and Herzegovina) in a beautiful valley. It was built in 1971 and designed by Miodrag Živković and Ranko Radović. 
This spomenik commemorates the fighters and fallen soldiers of the Battle of the Sutjeska, which took place from May 15th to June 16th, 1943.

N45°38'27.0", E16°46’39.6"
Located in Podgarić, Croatia, the “Monument to the Revolution of the People of Moslavina” was completed in 1967 (took two years to built), was designed by sculptor Dušan Džamonja and artist/architect Vladimir Veličković.
It commemorates the community's rebellion and uprising against Utsase occupying forces in the greater Moslavina and Zagreb region during the National Liberation War (WWII), while also recognizing the support structures the village created to support the war effort.

N45°18'58.6", E15°48’17.6"
Located on the highest peak of Petrona Gora, in Croatia, the “Monument to the Uprising of the People of Kordun and Banija” was designed by Vojin Bakić and Berislav Šerbetić. This spomenik is dedicated to the deaths of ethnic-Serb peasants who died fighting against the Utsase militia in the Petrova Gora mountains, most notably during 1941 and 1942.


Photography: Alan Díaz.

Share this post


Language
English
Open drop down