Pripyat Ghost Town

Below is a selection of before and after photos from the abandoned town of Pripyat, Ukraine, heavily affected by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster.

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Author: Mara Eastern

I'm a sardonic blogger, snapper, scribbler and rhymer; a virtual space invader who indulges in cheerful negativism, morbid self-deprecation and bleak humour.

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    1. OK, now I must shamefully admit that I didn’t take the photos (though I would have loved to!), I collected them all over the internet… In one breath, I must however add that I seriously wish to make a trip to Pripyat. It is possible but neither too easy, nor too cheap, so Amsterdam is definitely the first to go to!

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  1. Haunting isn’t it. I really love before and after shots and often wondered what happened to this area… is it liveable now? A good lesson for us all.

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    1. As far as I know the area is not yet liveable. The wildlife thrives, though there are some mutations. It can be visited but you are only allowed to enter with a guide and stick to established tracks, otherwise there is risk of radiation exposure.

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  2. Impressive contrasts in the photos you collected! I remember when the Chernobyl disaster happened, but as it faded from the news I assumed that areas close by recovered. It’s good for me to be reminded of the lasting legacy of our carelessness with the environment.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and liking the photos as much as I do! Yes, the wider area around Chernobyl seems to have recovered by now, but this particular town was the one most heavily affected and there is still radiation. As fascinating as scary.

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