A Monumental Past

I’ve been around the monuments of socialist Bulgaria all my life. I remember when I was still a kid and they were still relevant. I grew up around them as times changed and they suddenly slid out of context. And today, they’re still here. Hidden in gardens and parks, some overgrown and forgotten, but many¬†still maintained and often still garlanded and visited, it’s almost as if the people and events these statues, monuments and memorials represent still carry on a life of their own. And looking around at the country and its people, perhaps they still do. They are the monuments of a bygone and controversial past, and this is my attempt to document them all.