I chose the Buzludzha Memorial House as this week’s Weirdness Wednesdays post. I have seen this architectural wonder before, but didn’t realize it had a a name as most of the links, videos, etc. tended to only highlight the weirdness of its shape, plus the massive amount of graffiti that has been added in the last two decades. I chose it today because I was looking on Atlas Obscura – Bulgaria’s Abandoned Communist Monument Gets a Lifeline: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/buzludzha-monument-preservation-grant and this was one of the first things to pop up.
This monument is in pretty bad shape so don’t go exploring i.t without getting permission first from the appropriate source.
Unofficial (? – hard to say if it’s an official or unofficial website, but it’s dedicated to restoring the building) website: http://www.buzludzha-monument.com/ (it’s in English); also https://www.museumarchipelago.com/47
Facebook (website, search, or blog page): https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=Buzludzha%20Monument&ref=eyJzaWQiOiIwLjAzOTU0MzczNzM0Njg5MTU0IiwicXMiOiJKVFZDSlRJeVFuVjZiSFZrZW1oaEpUSXdUVzl1ZFcxbGJuUWxNaklsTlVRIiwiZ3YiOiJiZWUwOWY5M2ZhNzMyY2ZhNTlhMWNiNmQ5ZjQ1MGQzODkyNDI0ZTQ5IiwiZW50X2lkcyI6W10sImJzaWQiOiIyOGU2YmU1M2Y1MWE3MmZmZWFlYTg4Zjk1MzM1YjQxZiIsInByZWxvYWRlZF9lbnRpdHlfaWRzIjpudWxsLCJwcmVsb2FkZWRfZW50aXR5X3R5cGUiOm51bGwsInJlZiI6ImJyX3RmIiwiY3NpZCI6bnVsbCwiaGlnaF9jb25maWRlbmNlX2FyZ3VtZW50IjpudWxsLCJjbGllbnRfdGltZV9tcyI6MTU2NDE1OTY1NTQ0NX0&epa=SEARCH_BOX (Facebook search)
https://www.facebook.com/search/pages/?q=Buzludzha%20Monument&ref=eyJzaWQiOiIwLjAzOTU0MzczNzM0Njg5MTU0IiwicmVmIjoidG9wX2ZpbHRlciJ9&epa=SERP_TAB (Facebook pages dedicated to the monument)
Google Maps: Google Maps Monument Location (Street View may be available although you will have to do random spot checks to see if you can see it from a particular Street View location)
Only In Your State: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/ No listing located
Roadside America: https://www.roadsideamerica.com/ No listing located
Trip Advisor: Multiple Choices on Trip Advisor
Twitch channel or search: No listing located
Vimeo channel or search: A number of videos located (type in Buzludzha monument and you will get a few) – here’s one example https://vimeo.com/73606459
Yelp: No listing located https://www.yelp.com/
YouTube channel or search: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Buzludzha+Monument
Past Weirdness Wednesdays Posts: https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/tag/weirdness-wednesdays/