London’s The Guardian newspaper recently reported on the winners in the Royal Observatory Greenwich’s 14thAstronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Once of the runner-up images, shown above, is titled “Back to the Spaceship” by Mihail Minkov. Located on Mount Buzludzha in Bulgaria, it was built as the House Monument of the Bulgarian Communist Party.
Here is a little more about the structure in the image from The Guardian:
Built between 1974 and 1981, this spaceship-like structure was designed by Georgi Stoilov and involved the removal of more than 15,000 cubic metres of rock from the peak of Buzludzha, reducing the mountain’s height by 9 metres.
Visit The Guardian to see all of the images selected by judges.
Extra: Just in case you are interested in that “space ship” shown above, I have provided another image below showing what it looks like in daylight. Not as scary, is it?
Mr. Rushforth’s photo was one of about 4,500 photos entered into the2021 annual Royal Observatory Greenwich astronomy photography competition. His image above made the shortlist. You can see other shortlisted entries here. The winning entry, announced last September, is shown below.