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.