I would say- yes!
The concrete bunkers of Albania are a ubiquitous sight in the country, with an average of 5.7 bunkers for every square kilometre. The bunkers were built during the communist government of Enver Hoxha from the 1960s to the 1980s; by 1983 a total of 173,371 concrete bunkers had been constructed around the country.
The bunker programme was stopped soon after Hoxha's death in 1985, leaving Albania's towns and countryside dotted with vast numbers of useless bunkers. They still dominate the Albanian landscape. A BBC reporter described in 1998 how they were ubiquitous on the road between Tirana and the city's airport, "looking down from every hillside, sprouting out of every bank." Their solidity has made it difficult to get rid of them. Some have been removed, particularly in cities, but in the countryside most bunkers have simply been abandoned. Some have been reused as housing for animals or as storehouses; others have been abandoned to lie derelict due to the cost of removing them.
The extreme secrecy of the Communist regime meant that Albania's post-communist governments lacked information on how the bunkers had been used, or even how many had been built. In 2004 Albanian officials discovered a forgotten stockpile of 16 tons of mustard gas and other chemical weapons in an unguarded bunker only 40 kilometres (25 mi) from Tirana. The United States government gave Albania $20 million to destroy the weapons. In other places, abandoned bunkers have become a lethal danger. In 2008 alone, at least five holiday-makers drowned when they were caught in whirlpools created by water currents around bunkers that had subsided into the sea. The Albanian army has carried out bunker removal programmes along the coastline, dragging them out of the ground with modified Type 59 tanks.
Although the bunkers were never used in a real conflict during Hoxha's rule, some found use in conflicts that broke out in the 1990s. During the 1997 rebellion in Albania, the townspeople of Sarandë in southern Albania were reported to have taken up positions in bunkers around the town in the face of fighting between government troops and rebels. After the outbreak of the Kosovo War in 1999, border villages in Albania were repeatedly shelled by Serbian artillery batteries located in nearby Kosovo and local people used the bunkers to shelter from the shelling.
Kosovo Albanian refugees took to using bunkers as temporary shelters until aid agencies could move them into tent camps, while NATO troops stationed in Albania relocated dozens of bunkers to fortify their base at Kukës.The Kosovo Liberation Army also used them as defensive positions during the Kosovo War, though this was not without its risks; on at least one occasion bunkers along Albania's border with Kosovo were mistakenly bombed by NATO aircraft.
An acute shortage of housing after the fall of the Communist regime in 1990 led some Albanians to set up home in abandoned bunkers, though the lack of running water and sanitation meant that the area around inhabited bunkers soon became contaminated and unhealthy. A few bunkers have found more creative uses. In the coastal city of Durrës one beachside bunker has been turned into the Restaurant Bunkeri, and another bunker in Gjirokastër was turned into a café.
There have been various suggestions for what to do with them: ideas have included pizza ovens, solar heaters, beehives, mushroom farms, projection rooms for drive-in cinemas, beach huts, flower planters, youth hostels and kiosks. Some Albanians have taken to using the bunkers for more romantic purposes. In a country where until recently cars were in short supply, they were popular places for lovers to consummate their relationships; as travel writer Tony Wheeler puts it, "Albanian virginity is lost in a Hoxha bunker as often as American virginity was once lost in the back seats of cars."
I do now yes.
Any inside photos? Those look like ammunition lock ups like we have in America on bases.
I'd rather live in a nuke silo. They're wayy better protected
...and you're going to
It feels like zombies could pop out at any second.
It’s German. It probably says “Gas Die” on the other side.
“Die Gas, Die.
Nobody who speaks German can be an evil man
Blaine is a pain, and that is the truth.
This is an abandoned factory
The photographer, Niki Feijen specializes in capturing the beauty in forgotten places
Shed 17 in a nutshell
(Slow metal music starts playing)
Pre-assembled from hell it looks like.
SCP 3008 just a regular Ikea
Looks like a shot from fucking Eraserhead. I love it.
Is this the Ikea that is a portal to another dimension? You know, the one people go into and then rarely find their way out again?
Constructed in 1894, this seven-story mansion was located in San Francisco.
The Cliff House Hotel surprisingly survived the earthquake that struck San Francisco in 1906 with only minor damage. It the following year, however.
It was a little less grand after they rebuilt it:
Well that's just sad
You can tell it's a Cliff House, cause the sign!
But honestly, the restaurant is overpriced and not that great.
I shot this last year and thought it belonged right at home here. My friend and I got lost in Hong Kong's airport and came out a back entrance, there were residential buildings behind there and this evil light show was being played on the side of one... If you want to see more of work from shooting around Asia, feel free to check out www.instagram.com/steveroe_
The only info I could find about this was from one person. They claimed that they made it for a Halloween party
Imagine running into this at someone's barely-lighted basement.
Sunday we do Sacrilege Sunday in which we encourage users to post churches, temples etc.
Tuesday we do staTuesday in which we showcase the evil statues from around the world
Wednesday we do Watercraft Wednesday in which we display some of the most villainous ships, boats and barges you have ever seen
Friday we do CGI Fridays in which we focus on fictional evilbuildings
We do allow regular submissions on all of those days as well however!
Time to fap
This is the U2 360 Tour stage. That was probably 10 years ago. I erected and dismantled this stage a few times and have some photos of my own. It was called 'the claw'. To me it looks like a menacing Anime tank like the tachicoma from Stand Alone Complex, except clearly malevolent. ' The aliens have landed! They Don't look friendly. '
Looks like a dethklok concert from the show.
Weak point found. It is Bono's elbow.
Giant Enemy Crab!
Attack its weak point for massive damage!
Work is nearing completion on a hotel built in a disused Shanghai quarry. The InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland has 15 floors below ground level and two of them will offer rooms with views of a saltwater aquarium. Costing about $500m and due to be completed this year, the building will sit beside a man-made lake and a platform for music performances and weddings.
Here it is from
also, some finished renders:
So it's not a Raccoon City underground laboratory?
Swimming pool gets bigger
This was my favourite mission in Black Ops 3.