Sunday, March 22, 2009

A Photo Tour of Chernobyl

... twenty-three years later. Amazing.


h/t: Ben Goldacre.


MarkR said...

I personally visited the Chernobyl area for two days in June 2006 with a friend who is a former resident of Pripyat. We toured the Chernobyl Plant (including the Reactor 4 control room), several of the abandoned villages, and Pripyat. I have posted a photo journal of my trip at:

My Journey to Chernobyl: 20 Years After the Disaster

DrWes said...


Wow. Your pics and narrative are equally surreal and almost eerie. I think your narrative at the end sums it up nicely:

"I do feel as if the Zone has truly changed me, though I find it impossible to explain how. Perhaps these lyrics from American artists Huns & Dr. Beeker can describe it for me:

Gone the homes, the gardens and the playgrounds
Gone the souls who made their livings here
They say this place will always be a ghost town
It will be for at least six hundred years"
--From: "Ghost Town (For the Victims of Chernobyl)"
© 2006 Hunsbusher/Erickson

Thanks for sharing.

SeaSpray said...

Interesting and moving... and frightening.