My first encounter with a spomenik;

I had inadvertently encountered a spomenik in Slovenia, on a cycling trip with friends in the autumn of  2011, near a small town called Gonjace. This example was one of the many memorials to the battles fought in the Second World War, in what had been Yugoslavia. It is actually quite figurative, and represents a horde of human figures; with corpses lying on the ground, adjacent. In fact, this one is unusual in its realism, as many of the spomeniks refer  to the human form in a much more subtle manner.

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