Chernobyl/Pripyat Exclusion Zone Chernobyl visit - February 2008 View of the amusement park from the top of the 16 story residential apartment building facing the central square of Pripyat. This photo has been featured in the Beauty in Decay book!
Twenty-five years later, the empty schoolrooms of Pripyat stand as a testament to the sudden and tragic departure of the city's residents. As nature takes over the abandoned buildings and homes inside the Exclusion Zone, it is a stark contrast to the fear-plagued lives of the people who survived the world's worst nuclear accident.
Chernobyl: An Inventory of Mortality by Josephine Pugh - In the early morning hours of April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine (formerly part of the Soviet Union) exploded, creating what has been described as the worst nuclear disaster the world has ever seen. ...........•♥°.... Nims.... °♥•
The irradiated ghost town of Pripyat is chock full of abandonments for one simple reason: the 1986 Chernobyl disaster destroyed the town without harming any of its structures. The fate of its people are another story altogether.