Futuristic building from Bulgaria’s communist past

This is Earth, looking decidedly un-Earth-like. Travel photographer Timothy Allen’s Forget Your Past series has him shooing a huge snow storm off his back in Bulgaria to get these amazing desolate and pilgrimage-like images of the Buzludha Monument, an architectural relic of the country’s communist past designed by architect Guéorguy Stoilov. It looks like an abandoned spaceship.

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Low Lai Chow travels light and is working on exercising demons from her past. Find out more about her at