Monumentalism is a visual study of socialist architecture and design. Every photograph on this site was taken by Darmon Richter, a British researcher who has spent the last 10 years exploring Eastern Europe with his camera. To use any of these images, please get in touch.

Read more about this project here; find in-depth essays about many of these locations on The Bohemian Blog; or join one of the tours below to see them for yourself.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the necessary restrictions on international travel, the schedule of tours for 2020 has had to be postponed. However once the situation begins to return to normality, this page will be updated with a list of new routes for 2021.

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