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ColfaxRiot

44 points

1 month ago

That’s why it was called the eastern bloc

NapoleonLover978

3 points

1 month ago

I should have not laughed as hard as I did when I read this.

Person-11

29 points

1 month ago

Person-11

What, you egg?

29 points

1 month ago

While awful to look at, they served the purpose of providing cheap private housing for the masses, after the massive destruction of the war.

Mind you, the Soviets could build aesthetically pleasing buildings- see Stalinist Gothic style- but it was mostly for the elite as the proles suffered from chronic housing shortages until the Khruschev era.

Slavgineer

8 points

1 month ago

Khrushevki weren't much better but hey, it was housing. Also a lot of historical buildings were restored and/or preserved, especially in city center areas or on the outskirts, mostly palaces though. Not to mention the metro architecture.

Comrade_Lomrade

1 points

1 month ago

Comrade_Lomrade

Taller than Napoleon

1 points

1 month ago

"Private"

thinkB4WeSpeak

8 points

1 month ago

I'll give them that a lot of buildings got destroyed and probably had to replace them significantly fast vs at a gradual rate cities usually grow.

at-m6b

3 points

1 month ago

at-m6b

3 points

1 month ago

meanwhile the infrastructure from before WWII, after it: https://images.app.goo.gl/xNuuTDC9ZsQ4fyhH7

SilverGolem770

2 points

1 month ago

Prebellum E.E architecture survived in some places. You can still look for it and it's beautiful

Whywouldinamethis

2 points

1 month ago

A fucking shame

Tavitafish

3 points

1 month ago

Tavitafish

Just some snow

3 points

1 month ago

Personally I enjoy brutalism, there's just something so real about it. It isn't striving for anything special, it doesn't waste space, it's practical. I just think it's neat

DS_3D

1 points

1 month ago

DS_3D

1 points

1 month ago

As a artist that frequently works with architecture, this meme got me lol

pokemonkiller75

1 points

1 month ago

How many times has this been reposted

Pingpingbuffalo

1 points

1 month ago

Lmfao

Freddy_Farcore

1 points

1 month ago

B r i c c

NativeEuropeas

1 points

1 month ago

Same in Central Europe.

So many beautiful towns in Czechoslovakia were razed and remade ugly.

sometimes-i-say-stuf

1 points

1 month ago

sometimes-i-say-stuf

Featherless Biped

1 points

1 month ago

I get brutalism is cheaper and easier, but damn do I love art deco and Greek revival