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Commemoration monument of Zaostrog

The monument at the spomenik complex in Zaostrog, Croatia (on the Makarska Riviera) commemorates the local fighters of the People's Liberation Army of Yugoslavia and those who fell during the National Liberation War. Located just a few dozen meters off the beach and harbor in the town Zaostrog, the spomenik stands as a roughly 10m tall concrete obelisk with a number of flared protrusions at the top, giving it the resemblance of a flower. Currently, the monument is in reasonably good shape and appears to be well maintained and kept up. It is observed and visited by many people every day, mostly as a virtue of the monument itself existing in the center of a heavily trafficked tourist area within the town of Zaostrog. However, to what extent the local community honors this memorial structure, pays tribute to it, or conducts any sort of commemorative or remembrance events is not fully clear.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Zaostrog, Makarska Riviera, Croatia
Camera: iPhone SE (1st generation)
Copyright: © Pierre Lambrecht