It looks like a scene from Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, but this unusual structure is actually perched on a mountain in Bulgaria.
It’s called the House of the Bulgarian Communist Party, and it is just one of the massive communist-built buildings that signify a particular time in Bulgarian history. After the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989, the country moved to democracy and left all vestiges of communism behind — save for the remaining buildings.
Now, the Bulgarian government can’t afford to maintain the historical building, but they can’t afford to demolish it, either. While the future of the House of the Bulgarian Communist Party is uncertain, we’re lucky enough to catch a glimpse at it below.