Duga military base
Soviet propaganda at the Duga military base
Nature has reclaimed this road in one of the abandoned villages.
Alley of hopes and dreams
The alley of hopes and dreams with signposts of the 150+ evacuated villages in the exclusion zone.
Training Room Duga
The Soviet soldiers training room.
Duga radar station antenna over 100m tall x 250m long
Duga radar station control room.
Duga radar station antenna
Inside one of the Soviet soldier’s training rooms.
Equipment used in the nuclear debris cleanup – still very radioactive
Bunk beds in the abandoned kindergarten.
Lockers with childrens art in the abandoned kindergarten.
The New Safe Confinement
NSC over reactor #4
Me and a radioactive tree
Standing next to a radioactive tree for just a few seconds.
Entrance to the city of Pripyat, 3km from Chernobyl power plant.
Main road into the city of Pripyat.
Chair outside the central hospital
Central Cafe at Marina
One of the cafes now overgrown by nature.
The stained glass wall in the cafe at the marina.
Carbonated Beverage Machines
Abandoned carbonated beverage dispensers at the central cafe.
From inside one of the elementary school classrooms.
The Polissya hotel in Pripyat used to house visitors to the Chernobyl power plant.
Inside the department store, a sole shopping cart sits.
The amusement park was scheduled to open on May 1, 1986, only 5 days after the accident.
Fall colors and the ferris wheel
The iconic ferris wheel which was never officially used.
For the May 1 – Labor Day celebration