The bizarre bunkerization of communist Albania

The bizarre bunkerization of communist Albania

Under communism, Albania was in a near perpetual state of paranoia, formally at war with neighboring Greece, and firmly under the control of dictator Enver Hoxha . Reflecting its leader’s military mindset, the country constructed some 700,000 concrete bunkers — one for every four citizens — most of which still pepper the landscape today. Dutch photographer David Galjaard shows how the buildings are a constant reminder of the past in Concresco , an award-winning photo book. In an interview with Wired , Galjaard gives the story behind some of the book’s most stunning images, and explains how much more there is to Albania than the little concrete domes

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The bizarre bunkerization of communist Albania

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