During the 1960s and 70s, thousands of monuments commemorating the Second World War called ‘Spomeniks’ were built throughout the former Yugoslavia. The striking sculptures feature angular geometry echoing the shapes of flowers, crystals, and macro-views of viruses or DNA. In the 1980s the Spomeniks attracted millions of visitors from the Eastern bloc, but today they are largely neglected and unknown. Belgium photographer Jan Kempenaers travelled through the Balkans photographing these eerie shapes and produced a book of photographs also titled Spomenik. It's a shame that these don't drawn crowds the way they used to, but their unique beauty is perhaps even more striking in the empty landscapes and slight dilapidation of stone and glass. More here, or buy the book here.