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The Communist Spirit by Matthias-Haker The Communist Spirit by Matthias-Haker
Abandoned Communist Monument somewhere in Europe.

©Matthias Haker 2013
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:iconmatthuedeyarus:
The fact that the logo of the Party is the only thing left from the past which is recognizable gives a special poignancy to this Urbex shot. Here, the hubris of human ideology is seen in the wider context of an enormous Universe with infinite time to wear down the premise of any world-conquering urge.

Interestingly, the colors of the logo are reflected in rust and graffiti in a way that would be hard to plan, but ends up having quite painterly qualities.

The circularity of the Amphitheater shape really ties the overall geometry of the piece and gives the logo an 'eye-in-the-sky', godlike quality...yet all 'It' sees is ruin!
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The wide lens brings in such a vast view! I love the warmth in your photographs, with the shadows still being cooling with blues. It has a nice complementary effect to it. I also like how my eyes go directly to the logo in the center of the ceiling.

The only thing I would worry about is that the center of that floor is a little soft, and since it's at about the same distance as the party logo I feel like it should be just as sharp even if it's not the visual focal point.

I always enjoy your work and look forward to your next crop of photos!
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:iconultimatede:
awesome work!
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:iconsudor:
Your picture is featured here fav.me/d70rywk
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3rdwheeler Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a gorgeous shot and building!
I came across photos of this building on another site and was immediately reminded of this shot, which thankfully I had faved and could confirm that it was the same building :)
The writing around the party logo says 'Proletarians of the world unite!' if anyone was curious. 
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LadyLidah Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
cool & interesting :)
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aragan45 Nov 16, 2013  Student Photographer
amazing
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madmadman01 Nov 3, 2013   General Artist
hah, nice:) (Smile)
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Art123444 Oct 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Fantastic work!  I'm new to this site and you really impressed me!  Sad that this really caught my attention as out government in the US is heading down this road as pictured.  I lived in Italy for 7 years back in the '90's and recognized some of the places you've worked.  You're awesome!  Thanks for the thrill.

Mike
Gatlinburg Signs
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MaliMinki Oct 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Where is this ?
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:iconthebluewalrus:
This is the Buzludzha Monument. It is located in Bulgaria.
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Bullcross Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Now I know exactly where you can find this. But since the authour wants us to stay silent, I will not say :3
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