Chernobyl / Kiev - The "Bridge of Death". On April 26,1986, reactor 4 at Chernobyl failed. Some residents of Pripyat went to this bridge, where they could have a good look at the reactor. Some say it was the most beautiful thing they have ever seen in their life. Unfortunately the wind was blowing towards them, carrying a heavy dose of radioactivity with it. Almost everybody who stood on the bridge died within the next two days.
Ukraine - On April 26, 1986, operators in this control room of reactor No. 4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant committed a fatal series of errors during a safety test, triggering a reactor meltdown that resulted in the world's largest nuclear accident to date. Today, the control room sits abandoned and deadly radioactive. Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Ukraine, 2005 (Gerd Ludwig/INSTITUTE)
Pripyat, in northern Ukraine, is an empty city, closed after the catastrophic nuclear accident at the nearby Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station April 26, 1986. It was formerly home to about 50,000 nuclear engineers and their families. - Bing Images
The abandoned Pripyat Amusement Park's attractions are still unmoved after 24 years. The still-standing, yet sad-looking Ferris wheel has become a symbol of the city and The Zone of Alienation – the exclusion zone surrounding the site of the Chernobyl disaster. (Image: drmonowsky)