The Wider Image: Yugoslavia's brutalist relics fascinate the Instagram generation
A staircase is seen inside the Block 11, apartment neighbourhood in Belgrade, Serbia, July 31, 2019. REUTERS/Marko Djurica A staircase leads through Block 11 in an apartment neighbourhood in New Belgrade, Serbia, July 31, 2019. After World War Two socialist Yugoslavia led by Josip Broz Tito set out to reconstruct a land destroyed by fighting. Residential blocks, hotels, civic centres and monuments all made of concrete shot up across the country. The architecture was supposed to show the power of a state between two worlds - Western democracy and the communist East, looking to forge its own path and create a socialist utopia. REUTERS/Marko Djurica SEARCH "ARCHITECTURE DJURICA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.