Van de Velde Bernadette - 2013-10-18 12:27:40
proficiat met je foto'
Martina - 2013-04-26 22:33:04
No words... Really breathtaking.
Rieka - 2012-11-30 15:00:17
Naimina - 2012-11-08 23:40:45
Og my God... Amazing! I can´t take my eyes off it...
Aurelie - 2012-09-06 22:37:09
This one have something great, maybe because of the plant and it shape. Nice picture, anyway!
Aurelie - 2012-09-06 22:27:25
Encore une fois magnifique photo où la mise en scène est tout simplement incroyable!
Aurelie - 2012-09-06 22:23:51
Cette photo est extraordinaire, elle est à la fois déchirante et magnifique. Félicitations pour avoir su capter cette atmosphère incroyable.
chelek - 2012-08-31 08:52:00
They have been prepared in case of nuclear bomb from USA.
elina - 2012-07-06 17:17:09
It looks like an ancient ship is sinking, beautiful
Metalinnea - 2012-07-03 16:37:18
For your information: The graffiti of the girl is part of a project called: 'strahlende orte/radiating places' from 2006. 7 Young people from Minsk, Moscow and Berlin have eternalized their art in pripyat.
IAmMe - 2012-05-31 19:20:20
It is fall out with a mixture of dusk Im sure. Um, thats what happened there.
IAmMe - 2012-05-31 19:17:49
Its not tic tac toe, its a foot print from the bottom of a sneaker. That is why the first person said it was "discarded and walked on." Very sad the manner in which they had to leave.
IAmMe - 2012-05-31 19:12:58
I know, I clicked to this picture and almost jumped in my seat seeing that picture.
IAmMe - 2012-05-31 19:02:48
Very interesting and captivating. This may be my most favorite picture yet next to the 1st boat picture.
IAmMe - 2012-05-31 19:00:50
Seems that the tree picked a good place to grow...top floor of the building...right where the sun comes in. Although, its wonderful that vegetation is growing abound, its still sad knowing that the civilization that once was is no longer or will be for hundreds or thousands of years more.
IAmMe - 2012-05-31 17:39:11
Regardless of the mass devastation caused by this incident, this is truly a beautiful picture taken from atop a building.
IAmMe - 2012-05-31 17:38:02
There are people living in Chernobyl but only the workers or older people who refused to stay away from their native soil.
IAmMe - 2012-05-31 17:35:53
I grew up about 15 miles from Zion, IL where a nuclear power plant was run. It has since been retired and does not produce power. This certainly has opened my eyes to the fact that I am glad its not in service anymore. Its very scary.
IAmMe - 2012-05-31 17:32:23
There are no souvenirs from Pripyat or Chernobyl. Its not like this was a vacation to Greece, DisneyLand or a Carnival Cruise. It would be an insult to take something like that and bring it to your home so that you could show it off. This isnt one of those times to remember and share laughter over.
IAmMe - 2012-05-31 17:28:31
Is it true that this particular site is one of the most radioactive areas outside of the reactor sarcophagus itself?
IAmMe - 2012-05-31 17:25:55
Or perhaps someone who used to live in Pripyat. To assume that "tourists" are the only visitors to this desolate place is just silly.
IAmMe - 2012-05-31 17:22:42
Yes, but is HIGHLY radioactive...especially the moss.
IAmMe - 2012-05-31 17:21:44
I love this photo. Not because of where it is but because I am a huge fan of black and white or sepia photos with just that splash of color to catch the eye. Knowing where it is and what that ferriswheel represents makes the picture very eerie and sad.
IAmMe - 2012-05-31 17:18:50
So what if you register with high radiation? Do they let you leave or do they take you somewhere to be quarantined? Was your radiation high?
IAmMe - 2012-05-31 17:16:07
Are you crazy? Did you climb up there just to take that picture? Were you wearing protective gear while moving things around, shuffling through and exploring?
IAmMe - 2012-05-31 17:12:33
Very impressive picture.
IAmMe - 2012-05-31 17:12:09
I hope that its not because he is sick. I dont know how long he was out there taking photos both times he went.
IAmMe - 2012-05-31 17:08:47
It looks as if it is crying. :(
IAmMe - 2012-05-31 17:08:22
I have seen this statue in many other pictures that are floating around out there. But seeing it up close is truly chilling. How horrible a death those brave men died. How horrible.
IAmMe - 2012-05-31 17:04:28
It looks pleasant because there arent any more humans to live on the soil or that will or can live on its soil to continue to desecrate the land. :(
IAmMe - 2012-05-31 17:02:34
Very cool picture.
IAmMe - 2012-05-31 17:01:59
Are there still ships/boats floating freely in the water? Or are most cast up on shore?
IAmMe - 2012-05-31 17:00:09
I was shocked with the amount of animals living in the Exclusion Zone. They thrive...
IAmMe - 2012-05-31 16:58:25
I agree. Very haunting and real.
IAmMe - 2012-05-31 16:53:02
I find it very heart-wrenching that their family or close friends cannot come back to visit when they want and they are now dammed there for all eternity. :(
IAmMe - 2012-05-31 14:39:44
Where is this?
IAmMe - 2012-05-31 14:38:30
Thierry, where are you from?
IAmMe - 2012-05-31 14:37:24
Yeah, an interrogation room with a bottle of wine on the floor. Some interrogation!
IAmMe - 2012-05-31 14:32:45
Is this the gymnasium? Im guessing it is as the floor looks to be all wood and obvious warping and rotting has taken place from the radiation and elements over the last 26 years.
IAmMe - 2012-05-31 14:30:40
The colors really make the photo. I guess I figured that all the colors should be washed out and gone by this time leaving more of a skeletal shell. But time has not taken the color. Amazing picture...
IAmMe - 2012-05-31 14:27:54
I often wonder if those that were effected directly by this disaster see these photos and recognize the room or belongings as their own...
IAmMe - 2012-05-31 14:24:34
IAmMe - 2012-05-31 14:24:01
I know. None have captions...only comments from those viewing. The captions would have been nice. But the pictures do speak a thousand words.
IAmMe - 2012-05-31 14:22:40
It looks as though it was folded and the photographer opened it up. Im sure being inside a building and covered in dust and such has kept it in its condition.
IAmMe - 2012-05-31 14:20:40
This and the others are all amazing photos. I have to watch what I say and not call them wonderful or beautiful as this and all that your photos capture are not beautiful (well outside of the trees and flowers youve camptured). But your photos simply capture the true vision of disaster...great work!
IAmMe - 2012-05-31 14:02:51
Is this a restaurant? The condensation on the windows is creepy like its cool inside and warm on the outside.
Thierry from reactor4 - 2012-05-30 22:46:08
there is no specific reason why some dolls have a black face, its strange... a room with 20 dolls and about 3-4 will have a black face, others not... its strange, i know... its not burned or melted or set in scene, thats for sure... its unknown... maybe the movie "Chernobyl Diaries" will tell the truth ;-)
Thierry from reactor4 - 2012-05-30 22:41:41
I didnt set it in scene but i supose it was by someone else... touching stuff isnt that good but hell, i stayed there for 7 days and nights, its impossible to stay clean in that time :-)
Thierry from reactor4 - 2012-05-30 22:38:13
Moss has the natural ability to absorb radioactive material. Mushrooms do the same... officialy its forbidden to step on the moss but in reality i didnt care that much, the moss is just everywhere...
IAmMe - 2012-05-30 22:24:39
I would think they all would have been trained and prepared in case something happened like what did. Seeing that the city was built for those that worked in the nuclear plant and their families I would think so. Creepy though.
IAmMe - 2012-05-30 22:20:55
Can anyone tell me why some of the faces on these dolls have turned black? Is that from the fallout?
IAmMe - 2012-05-30 22:19:39
Ive seen many photos of these little bottles of Polysorbum in many different buildings. It is very sad. I cannot even fathom the fear and sickness felt by all when this happened and even into these current years.
IAmMe - 2012-05-30 22:17:49
Did you pose these dolls this way? I think touching them would be bad for your health? No?
IAmMe - 2012-05-30 22:16:53
IAmMe - 2012-05-30 22:15:10
Thank you kindly.
IAmMe - 2012-05-30 22:13:42
Yes they can but Detroit doesnt have the devistation that this land had. This is what draws many of us here to view these pictures.
IAmMe - 2012-05-30 22:11:21
Wow...(thats all I can say about these stadium photos)
IAmMe - 2012-05-30 22:09:54
I havent seen this one yet on any of the sites Ive searched. What is this of? What building...very cool photo!
IAmMe - 2012-05-30 22:08:56
I have to agree with Salena. As much as I hate to admit this, even though the thought of what happened there in that city scares the hell out of me, its so addicting to see what it has done. I have to thank those of you who have given me a look into the world there as I wouldnt have the courage to do it myself.
IAmMe - 2012-05-30 22:05:48
I sure hope you werent standing on the moss. I heard it was highly radioactive. But the lighting in your pictures is incredible. Sets them apart from all the others Ive seen.
IAmMe - 2012-05-30 22:03:19
I dont know how fantastic of a city it is now, but Im sure it was wonderful in its day! Great photo!
IAmMe - 2012-05-30 22:00:33
Very cool photo!
Brett Edkins - 2012-05-07 16:41:20
Thierry from reactor4 - 2012-04-05 09:59:35
This is a statue made to honor the firefighters of the first hour. Its standing just outside the Chernobyl village center...
Judith - 2012-04-04 14:36:44
What is this?
Sylvie Borne - 2012-03-30 00:54:30
Fascinant.(point final) ?
Iqram - 2011-11-03 22:59:23
Is flowing water beside the plant is natural connected with River/Sea or Obstructed by gate/dam for radioactivity?
Admin: its connected with the closed cooling lake...
Maddi - 2011-10-21 17:23:20
This is a stunning photo. It shows a story of sadness behind it and the contrast is wonderful. Perfect.
urg - 2011-08-26 07:13:55
when I see this shot, I must take it self :)
Staci Lynn - 2011-08-07 06:39:29
All these pictures are incredible. This is one of my favorites though.
Him - 2011-07-28 15:47:03
Cute cat :)
erick morgan - 2011-07-08 09:08:08
its beutiful and very russian I guess
jeal - 2011-06-09 15:20:28
jeal - 2011-06-09 15:08:09
jeal - 2011-06-09 15:06:16
i like this one too.. something about the composition and light i think :)
jeal - 2011-06-09 15:02:12
jeal - 2011-06-09 14:34:29
totaly in love with this picture :)
Anne - 2011-05-26 14:14:04
Thierry from reactor4 - 2011-05-13 09:18:17
this is Chernobyl city...
bob bosde - 2011-05-13 00:35:14
where is this
Andrew - 2011-05-03 09:52:46
oohh wow I can't believe that you made it inside of what would be the cooling tower. No fence or anything? Any reason you havent been back since 2009?
Hesper - 2011-04-28 18:19:38
oh my,... there are even still notes on the blackboard... chilling picture!
Hesper - 2011-04-28 18:15:54
this is definitely one of my favourites, truly amazing!
Hesper - 2011-04-28 18:06:58
so they were prepared for disasters to strike - just not in the massiveness disaster struck when that reactor blew itself up... thank you zillya for translating, it adds a lot of depth to the images!
Hesper - 2011-04-28 18:00:51
makes one wonder what happened to those who used these masks and suits... spine-chilling.
Hesper - 2011-04-28 17:56:15
amazing photographs, stunning views and the atmosphere is almost tangible. Great work!
mina - 2011-04-06 23:09:40
wow.. those eyes looks very real.. amazing pic.
mina - 2011-04-06 22:31:39
Thierry from reactor4 - 2011-04-06 22:22:30
these cans are not filled with oxigne, those are filters filled with filtermaterial... donno about these ones but in the old days filtercans where somethimes filled with asbestos fibres...
Thierry from reactor4 - 2011-04-06 22:20:14
No, the one i didnt saw on my second trip is another photo - the very last photo in the gallery "pripyat exterior 2008"... 3 shots in one image...
mina - 2011-04-06 22:15:10
@zillya: thanks for your translations, are very important to count this story.. i really appreciate it, as i think that others too...
Do you know what should be inside the little cans? like enough oxigen to keep them alive for a while?
mina - 2011-04-06 21:41:46
this is the doll that you find in your first trip but wasnt there in the 2nd?? :(
Thierry from reactor4 - 2011-04-06 21:11:02
Nono, the sarcophagus is only build around reactor 4 and thats another building (with reactor 1 - 2 - 3 and 4)... this is building for reactor 5 and 6, in construction during the disaster... they stopped working and left the cranse because they where highly contaminated...
btw -> thx for your feedback ;-)
mina - 2011-04-06 21:11:00
mina - 2011-04-06 21:03:41
so those cranes there are in that place since the construction of the 5-6 reactor's building, and they left them there...? i was thinking that they were using them to build the 'sarcophagus'...
by the way i L O V E your work and your pics.. are amazing!!
Val - 2011-04-05 13:07:53
Das heißt Lobelina Gidrochlorid (Lobelini hydrochloridum). Arzneimittel wegen Atmenprobleme.
Cod4mw - 2011-03-31 12:10:41
ye there is a place like this
Thierry from reactor4 - 2011-03-27 17:53:30
this is the radiation controle device that checks your entire body on radiation before leaving the 30km zone...
luca marchesini - 2011-03-27 16:40:09
what is this?
luca marchesini - 2011-03-27 16:32:57
great great picture
Sam - 2011-03-25 01:12:21
boaz shushan - 2011-03-22 17:53:16
you took a pic of the concrete "sarkopags" that they barried the infected materials??
Thierry from reactor4 - 2011-03-21 09:31:37
well, the story behind this photo is... i saw the little mouse on the road, wanted to make a photo and when i walked over to him a military car drove him flat, poor mousy...
eMPee584 - 2011-03-21 02:34:14
does not look like a birth defect.
David - 2011-03-20 19:57:09
She seems so happy... Good that she has no idea of the reactor 4
David - 2011-03-20 19:44:15
Better not I think!
Thierry from reactor4 - 2011-03-19 23:30:13
yep they are...
brandon mcintosh - 2011-03-19 23:06:25
are these the bleachers in the soccer stadium???
Ioana - 2011-03-19 09:49:24
These dolls are so... but so creepy.
And in the same time... they have such a strong, powerful significance.
Is like... you can see a whole history page written all over their image.
And that smile on their face... looks so.. but so ironic.
Stefano - 2011-03-18 04:46:38
it sounds like a premonition!!
reuven - 2011-03-17 19:11:21
they have this place in the game call of duty 4: modern warfare. wowww
Selkie - 2011-03-17 08:28:48
Julian might mean ADAM.
XceLLenT - 2011-03-16 21:56:37
It is hard to know that noone would ever play on this piano again.
Thierry from reactor4 - 2011-03-16 21:53:01
of course... im the photographer of the shot... or do you think ive shot this at 750x500 pix?
ps. spare your time and dont mail me for the highres version, you wont get it...
eis - 2011-03-16 21:29:50
do you have this in high res? <3
Thierry from reactor4 - 2011-03-16 10:39:14
not specific, radiation is most of the time higher in a certain region or place...
Thomas - 2011-03-16 10:34:04
Is there more radiation in the prescence of metal structures or vehicles?
Thomas - 2011-03-16 10:28:33
So fascinating, i hope one day to go to Chernobyl too...
Shawn - 2011-03-16 05:50:21
Great photos, you can get similar ones in a non-radioactive city called Detroit.
Fabs - 2011-03-15 20:10:02
There is only one word to say about this photo: Awesome!
this pic shows how the world would look like if humankind has left this planet and only our decayed buildings and technology reminds of our existence.
code - 2011-03-15 03:13:12
i take it radiation makes everything look like that not just time
Chad N. - 2011-03-14 15:43:50
Wow...a picture of elegance juxtaposed with decay...perfection.
Thierry from reactor4 - 2011-03-14 10:01:38
@ stocks -> there are controle points you have to cross to enter the zone and different spots in the zone, its controled by the Ukrain military...
stocks - 2011-03-14 03:46:00
How do they keep people out?
stocks - 2011-03-14 03:40:11
I wonder if these would still run?
Stocks - 2011-03-14 02:52:18
Ray Rovere - 2011-03-13 21:53:49
like new... amazing!
Ray Rovere - 2011-03-13 21:12:33
how such beautiful flower can take place and grow up in such toxic site...
its so amazing the nature and her secrets.
life takes her place...
BLD - 2011-03-13 07:04:27
Soul-shattering. This is just too eerie. Things that have gone untouched for 25 years... I cant even fathom what it was like. But it touches me to see these representations.
Cheers from Canada
Hyeon Min Ha - 2011-03-12 14:09:15
Excuse me.. is that car still using??
Its condition looks so good
Though the van is old, but good condition..
I think it`s not abandoned car.
Cory and Natalie - 2011-02-21 02:51:38
Such eyes...the things this doll has seen...
Miggy - 2011-02-15 20:02:44
3 x RESPECT
zillya - 2011-02-04 13:17:55
Translation: Changing room (cloak room)
zillya - 2011-02-04 13:16:50
Translation: People of all countries unite!
zillya - 2011-02-04 13:15:44
Postboxes for apartment building (same as today)
zillya - 2011-02-04 13:14:08
Translation: Mighty steps of Soviet powers
zillya - 2011-02-04 13:11:31
Translation: This day we will never forget! (about WWII veterans)
zillya - 2011-02-04 13:08:40
Live voltage dangerous to life!
zillya - 2011-02-04 13:05:43
Translation of upper text: Civil Defense Signals:
1. air-raid warning
2. radiation danger
3. chemical warning
4. cancel of air-raid warning
Translation of lower text:
School teachers much teach children the rules of using personal protection and to respond to Civil Defense signal.
zillya - 2011-02-04 12:59:15
Translation: Call 5-01, 9 9-01 5-13-58
zillya - 2011-02-04 12:58:41
In case of fire, call B-01 42-4-01
Do not smoke!
zillya - 2011-02-04 12:57:09
Translation: Show how to properly brush ones teeth, wash ones hands, comb ones hair.
zillya - 2011-02-04 12:54:30
Translation: watch out for proper rigging of lifting devices
zillya - 2011-02-04 12:53:15
Translation: watch out for proper rigging of lifting devices
zillya - 2011-02-04 12:49:28
Racks/shelves inv. (inventory) N. 27
Data DCI 101193
DSL DCI 101195
aurek - 2011-02-03 22:49:36
Notice the cat under the stairs.
Kiba - 2011-01-20 23:16:43
Chaelli: Yeah i totaly agree with that. if you search the Pripyat Hotel. thats the hotel you wait some days to sniper that dealer,
PSR B1919+21 - 2011-01-09 13:27:34
This image resumes the horror of this tragedy perfectly.
jason - 2011-01-07 22:00:43
i want this car ! so nice !
jason - 2011-01-07 21:56:53
very impressive, it feels a little side! really beautiful
Axel - 2010-12-23 16:26:25
One of the most dangerous places on planet earth and it looks so pleasant. Pure pleasant decay.
Axel - 2010-12-23 15:55:13
Damnit, you must be insane^^ I nearly shit my pants... Great photo. scary as hell ^^
Axel - 2010-12-23 15:48:33
This photograph is an overwhelming masterpiece! I mean it!
Axel - 2010-12-23 15:18:41
Axel - 2010-12-23 15:11:12
Yeah, so powerful with all those trees. Electric. Great photo.
TheBrightWayOut - 2010-12-15 05:22:07
the only thing that comes to mind is the movie "I AM LEGEND".
Andy - 2010-12-14 10:35:11
W.T.F.Looks like a stage curtain....Ladies and gentlemen,and now for your entertainment we bring you the reactor no4 dance troupe.On tour since 1986....
xXx - 2010-12-10 17:42:02
Nice ass !
razkolbas - 2010-12-10 13:49:37
Victor - 2010-12-10 04:35:24
This image truly captures the essence of the desolation of the whole area. Ships are often seen as grand and fun things, but here, on the contrary, it sits and rots away helplessly, much like the rest of the area. If any snow falls in this area of the forbidden zone. I think the frozen ship would be even more haunting. I am young, but I feel that this is something my generation should be exposed to, this horrible accident. It would open their eyes.
Anita - 2010-12-08 22:16:46
It looks as if this roof is lower than the depth of the swimming pool? The risk is bigger to go through the roof than bumping your head at the bottom of the pool... I think?
alejo - 2010-12-01 21:51:03
i think this is my favourite place
alejo - 2010-12-01 21:49:15
BOBO i find you
Alejo - 2010-12-01 21:38:33
These things should not be touched
Andre in Poland - 2010-11-25 15:25:00
Great foto,this web is very intresting
Gamrosh - 2010-10-30 03:12:21
out of order....forever
Pڱych♂ Bµdgíε - 2010-10-26 14:29:26
Great bit of sarcastic graffiti, really interesting collection of photos.
marleen - 2010-10-25 15:47:37
this doll expresses the feeling of many people i think,how could this be happening
Ninshuber - 2010-10-24 16:11:18
If someone would, please translate the sign we are seeing. Although some might consider it trite - to those of us who cannot read Russian, it would make for a poigniant note of how people spent their everyday lives here, and it ias now lost. Many thanks.
Heidi Kegler - 2010-10-19 23:02:25
I sit here with an ache in my heart and tears in my eyes. I feel an immense and desperate need to keep looking at what was once a happy place someone called home. There are no words in the English language that could express how moving all of these pictures are. To capture a moment where life has ceased to exist. I can hear the echoes of children laughing through each picture. I would do anything to erase what has been done to this beautiful place, and these beautiful people. Is there a God? How could there be, I find myself questioning everything I once believed in. Thank you for risking your life to bring me (and the public)the only truth that can be found from this disaster, the research I find seems to be empty lies, and hidden secrets! I have lost my Grandfather to Colon/Liver Cancer in 1998. To hear the last breath escape his lips is a pain that I will carry in my mind forever, that pain is unbearable for me. I could not imagine losing everyone I know to such a monster! In the wake of such a tragedy, these people I call Angels deserve recognition for what they have went through? I light a candle every year on the 26th of April, and I think everyone on this Earth should, its the least we could do to show the ones who died, or who are sick, or displaced, that even now, years after the fact, are not and never will be forgotten. Thank You, Heidi Kegler/Melancholy in Michigan!
Failcomplete - 2010-10-11 21:45:55
Ive seen this boat in a documentary last year....they said that there r 2 cats living in it.
firstnoob - 2010-10-11 21:44:06
Well atleast the animals can live there happily(I think)
Wonder when every sincle nuclear powerplant on the world is going to shut down......
Thierry from reactor4 - 2010-10-10 18:23:48
these are the unfinished coolingtowers from reactor 5&6 who are also unfinished...
anon - 2010-10-10 16:06:14
draven - 2010-10-09 21:28:05
what are these buildings?
Emma - 2010-10-05 22:26:42
Blitz - 2010-10-05 19:27:49
Great pics :)
bill - 2010-09-22 01:32:28
Thierry from reactor4 - 2010-09-20 17:21:41
one of the little toy-boats fallen of one of the swings (next to the boxing cars)...
Artologic - 2010-09-20 17:00:36
What is that thing on the foreground?
Brandon - 2010-09-17 17:30:44
This is a drug used to treat radiation sickness
Patrick - 2010-09-13 17:03:22
Polysorbum is an old (actually off label) antidote for contaminated personal.
Steve - 2010-08-31 00:24:25
the clock stoppt at 1:23 exactly when the reactor exploded!!
James - 2010-08-30 22:34:46
I believe these are what was used by the liqiudators as a neutralizer of sort. In attempt to "clean" up radiation. If someone else knows more, please comment further.
Zetter - 2010-08-27 16:59:23
WOW What a epic Photo
HaPPa - 2010-08-26 14:56:14
This is just "Wow" juts awesome
i love this pic
HaPPa - 2010-08-26 14:51:45
it looks creapy ._.
hase - 2010-08-22 18:06:13
i wish my kitchen was so clean!
Darryl - 2010-08-22 07:13:29
kinda scary knowing this could have been my home having grown up near a nuclar plant in Ontario Canada really puts things in perspective
Thierry from reactor4 - 2010-08-21 19:36:26
those deads have nothing to do with the chernobyl accident :-) they died all before 1986... this is a cemetary from a typical small village...
Julian - 2010-08-21 19:36:09
wa is wriiten on this in german we call it verpackung?
Thierry from reactor4 - 2010-08-21 19:33:56
indeed, that is 1 of the 2 rooms you get in the only hotel in Chernobyl...
Julian - 2010-08-21 19:25:15
Why??? Why all this most of this people must die?Because ONE (!!!) man me a big big big mistake and dystroy the live of so many people.
Julian - 2010-08-21 19:19:52
Is tis a hotel in Tschernobyl?
Julian - 2010-08-21 19:14:28
What is this
Shano - 2010-08-19 13:07:47
Most of the building pics remind me of the film clip "come to daddy" by aphex twin.
0bserver - 2010-08-15 07:47:31
Amazing that the paper is in such good condition after all these years!
hanne a. - 2010-08-13 12:44:34
so great, thierry,
love these photos so much and i am proud to collaborate....
thanks a lot!!
Salena - 2010-08-05 16:58:25
Amazing. Your pictures capture the sadness of man made desaster. Awesome pictures.
Fabio - 2010-08-05 01:03:14
Amanda - 2010-08-05 00:58:08
Intresting that they havent been moved since the children were there and ended the school day.
Fabio - 2010-08-05 00:48:49
..and the kids never came back :(
Fabio - 2010-08-05 00:44:46
this photo is too much
fabio - 2010-08-05 00:42:55
wow men, appreciate your work and pictures, and I want you to know that a person from the other side of the world (Argentina) is watching your photos. congratulations!
this is too sad and shocking
brad - 2010-08-04 02:42:11
Christina - 2010-07-29 08:14:59
What I get scared for my children!!!
Arkidos - 2010-07-12 10:24:01
I really love your work.
maximilian - 2010-07-07 19:19:28
wow! ... WOW!
whs - 2010-07-07 02:01:54
This is another picture of the Duga-3 giant antenna Near Chernobyl. The signal emited was known in the whole world as " the russian woodpecker " (the signal sounded like a woodpecker). It was used as a over-horizon radar by the Soviet Union military forces. This facility is no longer in use. For more details, see wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Woodpecker
whs - 2010-07-06 04:10:19
this picture depicts the Duga-3 giant antenna Near Chernobyl.
The signal emited was known in the whole world as " the russian woodpecker ". It was used as a over-horizon radar by the Soviet Union military forces. This facility is no longer in use.
For more details, see wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Woodpecker
Thierry from reactor4 - 2010-06-25 10:05:28
Thierry from reactor4 - 2010-06-25 09:57:55
This is in the Pripyat prison. What you see is at the left a prison door and at the right a toilet. These kind of toilets are also to find in France for example... you squat down on your feet to shit in the hole at the back ;-)
Thierry from reactor4 - 2010-06-25 09:50:50
The reflection of a 14mmL mkII wide angle lens...
mayflower - 2010-06-25 09:35:16
Meat with lots of veggies! My kind of food!
mayflower - 2010-06-25 09:31:43
I love cats. They are so pretty.
mayflower - 2010-06-25 09:30:10
Cross my palm with TUNA!
mayflower - 2010-06-25 09:19:40
mayflower - 2010-06-25 09:16:54
I know, I look purr-rety!
CID - 2010-06-25 08:54:15
What once were.
CID - 2010-06-25 08:53:07
Still in their blister packs.
CID - 2010-06-25 08:40:50
I was ten years old when it happened.
CID - 2010-06-25 08:35:42
You hang on to the bars and do leg lifts.
CID - 2010-06-25 08:20:38
Gone but not forgotten.
CID - 2010-06-25 08:19:23
This is so hauntingly sad. So young.. so very young.
CID - 2010-06-25 08:13:09
Together for all eternity.
CID - 2010-06-25 08:09:17
Wild flowers. In my favorite color. Okay, my SECOND favorite color.
CID - 2010-06-25 08:07:05
What kind of stadium is this? Soccer?
CID - 2010-06-25 08:04:10
I love this picture. It reminds me of that videogame i use to play.
CID - 2010-06-25 07:56:48
CID - 2010-06-25 07:54:02
And they never got the chance to use it.
CID - 2010-06-25 07:46:51
I .... cannot ... reach ... the switch!
CID - 2010-06-25 07:45:51
CID - 2010-06-25 07:45:10
I have no idea what this is.
CID - 2010-06-25 07:44:00
Interrogation room (i think)- three chairs, a desk and a tiny window. No where to run, no where to go, no where to breathe!
CID - 2010-06-25 07:34:25
If my brother was here, he would spend hours pouring through these maps.
CID - 2010-06-25 07:33:20
Whose shadow is that?
CID - 2010-06-25 07:21:46
Hey, you straightened up this radio-thingy, did you?
CID - 2010-06-25 07:13:24
This looks like a maternity ward.
CID - 2010-06-25 07:06:29
At least she has company.
CID - 2010-06-25 07:00:56
That looks like a ..... chicken.
CID - 2010-06-25 06:58:01
Gas masks, boots and ... what are those yellow things? Suits?
CID - 2010-06-25 06:50:12
I wonder what is in those things.
CID - 2010-06-25 06:44:30
I never tire of pictures like these. Old abandoned buildings telling a thousand stories. You need not words when you have pictures.
Damian - 2010-06-23 01:59:12
wow this looks epic... but sad
Optical Cow - 2010-06-23 01:40:19
i like this picture, its actualy rather cool
CID - 2010-06-19 12:19:19
post apocalyptic library
Carol - 2010-06-19 12:12:21
Just to answer - 2010-06-16 14:36:26
Christ was hanging with 2 "companions". The man on the right made his repentance, whereas the man on the left did not.
edwin pieters - 2010-06-09 11:17:59
the lost city!
edwin pieters - 2010-06-09 11:16:40
Edwin pieters - 2010-06-09 11:13:35
Phil - 2010-06-03 15:39:19
Chris - 2010-05-25 22:38:18
bryce - 2010-05-25 09:40:44
idk why but i think this is an awesome picture
bryce - 2010-05-25 05:09:04
this is very creepy
SLouC - 2010-05-25 01:52:29
The lighting is amazing and the atmosphere sends shivers down my spine.. I think it really expresses the tragedy of what happened. Looking at this, it all seems a bit more real...
ES - 2010-05-19 10:57:23
Angi - 2010-05-12 20:09:00
LOVE your photos......just wish you would say where the locations are at. Is this in a hospital or a school?
Thierry from reactor4 - 2010-05-11 21:53:21
those are plastic flowers...
Eric - 2010-05-11 21:00:05
those are not natural colors for plants, are they?
Dom - 2010-05-05 23:28:27
Pierre-Marie - 2010-05-04 14:24:31
Say, mister... when do the children come back?
Erick - 2010-05-03 01:32:08
thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures hope 1 day i will go there
William - 2010-04-27 18:35:59
In case of an american attack
WTF - 2010-04-19 16:46:55
Kevin - 2010-04-18 11:58:23
Eerie place, I hope to visit someday. The abandoned and derelict captivate me. Pripyat, this wheel, and the swimming pool were featured in authentic detail in the popular Call of Duty 4 (Modern Warfare) video game.
GAMBIT - 2010-04-16 17:02:35
GAMBIT - 2010-04-16 16:39:27
This picture moves me beyond words!
chris - 2010-04-09 03:21:30
spirits have been seen in that bumper-car
JM - 2010-04-08 20:29:33
The 1st of May never came...
Daniel - 2010-04-08 09:41:37
OMG could you imagine what would have been in those buildings? i mean like when they left them! i really am dying to visit this place even if i have to break in to the city to do it!
omsk - 2010-04-03 15:01:09
TrÃ¨s belle photo. Magnifiquement tragique.
Friezo - 2010-03-27 19:52:03
what a beautiful view! nice picture
Del - 2010-03-25 22:12:43
Wow is the whole city lie that?
f33ldy - 2010-03-21 00:24:28
I would like to see it live...!Great Pictures!
vinika - 2010-03-19 08:06:11
vinika - 2010-03-19 08:04:02
j'avais reÃ§u en cadeau en Pologne une poupÃ©e comme celle la. J'en garde une profonde nostalgie car la mienne mon chat lui a mangÃ© les bras...Et la petite fille qui a du abandonner sa poupÃ©e devenue radioactive devait Ãªtre bien triste... et dans son coeur elle l'est peut-Ãªtre encore... J'aimerai tant retrouver la mÃªme poupÃ©e...
Jackie - 2010-03-18 21:27:36
This is wonderful - so eerie. Great job.
Marc Richer - 2010-03-17 04:09:55
Hehehe ! i also took pictures of cats on my trip to the zone,They all hang around the Interinform Agency !
This is my favorite one :
Steeven GagnÃ© - 2010-03-15 03:14:29
It's simply beautiful... I can not believe my eyes so this picture has a professional appearance.
Torreznor - 2010-03-13 12:55:53
Probably the best photo in the whole website...plainly AMAZING!!
Torreznor - 2010-03-13 12:52:29
So eerie but beautiful...if an abandoned school/kindergarten is interesting, the Chernobil one is more than that! :)
Torreznor - 2010-03-13 12:47:45
CCCP - 2010-03-03 16:56:03
Reminds me of the old times...
Thomas - 2010-03-01 07:51:52
great photos I have studied this incident as a hobby for years
TheSTALKER - 2010-02-28 02:41:08
very beuatiful! :D
Adrick - 2010-02-28 01:51:45
Photo made my day.
Chris - 2010-02-22 16:33:08
That is soo creepy xD
bruno - 2010-02-21 14:09:44
it's soooo sad what happend there.8000 or more dead and the rest was moved in the middel of the night to another town
Gracekahn - 2010-02-18 18:13:18
I want to see this place with my own eyes!
By the way, nice pictures!
Greetings from Hungary.
Dominik - 2010-02-17 17:38:24
oh damn that would be very cool
Thierry from reactor4 - 2010-02-16 23:02:39
it's illegal to go allone, a guide is obligated!
Thierry from reactor4 - 2010-02-16 23:01:25
no, its forbidden by military decision since march 2008. You need to have luck with the guide you get, some allow some don't... anyway, it's illegal to enter buildings.
Dominik - 2010-02-16 20:06:08
amazing can you be there alone or must be a tourist guide with you??
Dominik - 2010-02-16 20:03:31
breathtaking can you go in all the houses when you visit prypjat??
Dominik - 2010-02-16 20:00:56
fantastic city i wish i could visit it
RÃ¼diger Ypsilon - 2010-02-12 20:06:23
Hi does anybody know whats it with those two bars and a "sloped" bar crosses on those graveyards? Is this connected with the russion orthodox religion? I always wondered when I saw something like this
Beth - 2010-02-10 01:51:36
Beth - 2010-02-10 01:49:04
Beth - 2010-02-10 01:42:28
This is so touching..so sad and yet still beautiful
Beth - 2010-02-10 01:26:01
Beth - 2010-02-10 01:18:13
Beth - 2010-02-10 01:12:58
heh, a hairspray from Latvia :)
izthistaken - 2010-02-09 16:55:38
This is so awesome!
Thierry from reactor4 - 2010-02-02 23:30:57
yes, there are 3 kindergardens, during my first visit i saw 1 and during my second visit i saw the other 2... many many dolls spread arround...
uXplorer - 2010-02-02 21:42:55
Nice series dolls, where do they come from? The local Kindergarten?
Steisp - 2010-01-25 16:31:45
This picture is so unreal... and yet it is real... :/
Loris - 2010-01-24 15:25:59
r1 - 2010-01-22 11:10:32
no, those people didn't die. many of them are alive, but their health is not that good today.
Dave - 2010-01-21 17:25:45
...or "sorry, we're closed".
Dave - 2010-01-21 17:24:22
The swimming-pool. The condition of the building lies in strange contrast to the clock on the roof.
psyche - 2010-01-19 19:44:44
not just dead...DECOMPOSING!
Tony - 2010-01-16 19:51:59
Epic man. Stuff like disasters really Interest me.
Lolash - 2010-01-01 21:40:30
really awful impression fills me...this picture is breathtaking
chaelli - 2009-12-20 20:21:58
this pool is also in COD4, it's scarry how i recognize it.. i think this swimming bath is one of the most significant buildings there i have seen on pictures
chaelli - 2009-12-20 20:19:10
the plants "survived" over 20 years.. excellent shot!
chaelli - 2009-12-20 20:14:57
most of the strings are still tight, very surprising! do you recognize a lot of influence by the weather there?
chaelli - 2009-12-20 20:12:37
again an amazing picture, the clock is very impressive..
chaelli - 2009-12-20 20:04:28
i can only agree with daryl, it's tragic but in a way really amazing
chaelli - 2009-12-20 20:03:17
perhaps, the name was written by children before the catastrophe. =)
Thierry from reactor4 - 2009-12-15 20:33:33
yes, this is indeed the entrance to the forbidden zone. Its also known as Dytyakty. Mostly its forbidden to take photos but i had luck i guess...
Vedran - 2009-12-15 20:31:01
no... Nature is trying to take over the city. I heard that the nature around the city flourishes.
Vedran - 2009-12-15 20:27:29
Vedran - 2009-12-15 20:22:22
is this the enter to Chernobyl?
Raku - 2009-12-14 23:15:19
That gives me the creeps! Exspecially, 'cause I can remember how very mad I were, because I wasn't allowed to play in my sandbox those days due to the contamination... and now comparing that to these puppets owners troubles...
sorry about my bad english, but i hope, you understand what i'm trying to say!
Ry - 2009-12-14 22:57:54
I don't think one should scribble their name at a placa like that!
Ben - 2009-12-13 00:47:25
Very brave men.
Gaz - 2009-11-27 06:18:08
Sweet Images and an intresting Site, thanks
Haiho - 2009-11-20 18:26:57
Johnny - 2009-11-04 08:23:31
Nice pictures, I cannot wait to visit. Thankyou for sharing.
Thierry from reactor4 - 2009-11-03 09:55:35
yes, they started 2 months ago but it will take 2 years or so before it's ready.
Maurizio - 2009-11-03 02:32:52
hello, they are building a new sarcophagus permanent?
Sorry for my English
zardoz - 2009-10-28 21:54:25
how wood you like to spend the night there.
Carolin - 2009-10-27 01:44:15
great picture, ur photography skills really brings out the reality to us. :)
7 - 2009-10-26 00:06:56
No, they left everything they used there. It was too contaminated to take it out of the area.
ewa - 2009-10-19 13:52:47
pd - 2009-10-19 12:46:56
liana - 2009-10-18 19:31:55
this shot is amazing. all the pics are. but this one, i just love this one.
@aka_chillywilly - i too want to go there some day. my mother doesnt like the idea of it. but its something i want to do
elecbubble - 2009-10-18 19:17:40
This is a wonderful picture. I hope to one day come here to take pictures as well.
ziggi - 2009-10-16 13:04:54
exactly - the western world is just a plastic..
felix - 2009-10-07 19:54:21
you are brave that you go in a "chernobyl" house
Brooke - 2009-10-05 18:19:23
All the empty windows. Yet behind each one was a life that was dramatically and traumatically changed. Very touching. Excellent photos
Anna L. - 2009-09-29 20:49:53
I am afraid..and of course a bit sad..it reminds me so much of our modern world's negative side!
Indeed your pictures are excellent!
Anna L. - 2009-09-29 20:46:55
so much emotions come to the surface while I am watching your wonderful documentation! thank you for that..it is extraordinary.
Jeff Price - 2009-09-29 17:12:17
How big is that?
Jeff - 2009-09-29 17:11:45
bruno - 2009-09-25 20:10:01
looks like the movie I AM LEGEND !
Wes - 2009-09-23 04:16:38
I really like the photos on this site. Thank you for all the images as they are very interesting. I hope to visit Pripyat some day.
sebastian - 2009-09-22 22:11:27
Yep. I totally agree. Really sad!
Wizbang - 2009-09-20 23:41:47
Your photgraphic skills are quite impressive. I am sure this was just for fun, but I hope someone is paying you for your skills elsewhere!
Thierry from reactor4 - 2009-09-14 09:31:38
For all i know this was build 3 years ago for the 20th anniversary to remember the accident.
Le Kai - 2009-09-14 06:48:43
Very impressive! Just one question: What was this monument used for? Is it a memorial for the completion of the reactor or does it remember the accident?
Jean-Pierre Goulard - 2009-09-08 19:09:25
These industrialized apartment blocks from the socialistic era are the best buildings to gain a "apocalyptic atmosphere".
Jean-Pierre Goulard - 2009-09-08 19:04:55
It's the contrast between the eastern an the western world
obiwahn - 2009-09-07 05:47:33
verdammte scheisse...sogar mit panoramablick auf block4...geht gar nicht was da passiert ist,und de sarkophag is mittlerweile so baufÃ¤llig..macht mir angst das bild...
Alan - 2009-08-31 00:58:46
excellent photos !
Santi - 2009-08-26 17:03:01
My country wants to increase the number of nuclear station. Humanity never learns, I can't forget these horriblle pictures of an isollated and forgotten city every day.
jen - 2009-08-20 03:20:17
Wind power...........hmmmm....seems easy
ilovehorseyrides - 2009-08-18 22:31:56
I want that rocket thing!
zOOmz - 2009-08-12 06:26:21
Day of the Triffids, the Chernobyl addition
zOOmz - 2009-08-12 05:11:49
zOOmz - 2009-08-12 04:55:28
is that tic tack toe on the photo?
zOOmz - 2009-08-12 04:44:04
zOOmz - 2009-08-12 04:40:25
very cool perspective
E.T - 2009-08-07 20:07:14
all the pic are great but this one gives me goosebumps.well done!i bet it was a great experiment!
Thierry from reactor4 - 2009-08-07 15:31:31
There is nobody living in Pripyat, its forbidden for everybody at night to be in the 10km-zone.
But in the 30km-zone about 4000 people live there, all for cleanup and renovation work, mostly Russian an French people.
ank - 2009-08-07 14:43:02
about 4500 people live there now
George - 2009-08-03 14:37:13
this was a gym??
mishhall2000 - 2009-08-03 03:27:01
Oh my gosh, that drawing on the side of the pool is creeping me out, I don't know why, it just wasn't expected..
tony barcena - 2009-07-30 19:48:31
The fair that never was
jknfa - 2009-07-24 14:27:31
Erik SK - 2009-07-23 12:42:58
it is very sad to see it
Thierry from reactor4 - 2009-07-22 10:28:06
This is at the centre of Chernobyl city, the town is still maintained a little bit. 4000 people live there to clean up the zone, many Russian and French people... 10 meters away from this picture you have 1 of the 2 small supermarkets of the zone.
Mark - 2009-07-22 04:02:57
Looks like someone is still mowing the grass...
Thierry from reactor4 - 2009-07-08 23:15:32
it is the church of Chernobyl town, still maintained and used for the 4000 people living in chernobyl...
Most of the churches in the zone are gone since WWII, destroyed...
Trevi - 2009-07-08 20:30:45
This building and photograph are beautiful. One question: is this building still being maintained or used? Is it not in a forbidden zone?
sUrDk3 - 2009-07-07 15:51:11
I like how all of the radiation warning placards are hand painted. Very nice how you have this shot setup.
Renomed - 2009-06-27 11:59:37
The Inventory Room
Renomed - 2009-06-27 11:57:42
Letters says :"(We/They) Strong, Courageous, Dexterous"
Renomed - 2009-06-27 11:49:34
And for me such signs will always bring back memories of a happy and careless childhood. No offence to your repressed nation, but I guess as a kid you couldn't really comprehend "adult problems"...And you don't want to either...
Renomed - 2009-06-27 11:25:22
"A russian computer",as we were calling it back in the days of my childhood :)In case anyone was wondering, it's a Russian Abacus, ÑÑ‡Ñ‘Ñ‚Ñ‹ (schety), the usage of it was taught in most of our schools till 1990s ^)
Also, great and breathtaking photos, truly talented !
tim k - 2009-06-20 22:12:51
That is a great photograph it's something you don't see everyday
tim k - 2009-06-20 22:09:52
thats crazy i would be afraid of the radioactivity
Anon - 2009-06-18 12:51:41
@Anonymous - you're not funny.
Y - 2009-06-18 12:49:49
'×'×ª VERY IMPRESSIVE!
Thierry from reactor4 - 2009-06-16 23:49:16
catfish, as big as a shark!! In the cooling pond ...
RVR - 2009-06-16 14:49:57
I can imagine somebody looking at you through a window as you took this photo.
RVR - 2009-06-16 14:49:05
There has to be somebody else living here...
RVR - 2009-06-16 14:35:11
Is this a fish?
Joaquin - 2009-06-13 23:58:32
It remembers me one of the very first scenes on Titanic movie. I mean the remote control robot when entering the ship.
mm66 - 2009-06-13 22:26:43
were they given shelter ? it seems so !
mm66 - 2009-06-13 22:17:53
i do agree ; this one is so symbolic
C.S. - 2009-05-30 18:18:13
A dead doll... Sad and scary...
C.S. - 2009-05-30 18:11:53
Well, it seems like the world didn't learn anything about this ...
C.S. - 2009-05-30 18:10:35
I disagree with Matt.
I think, a such accident could happen under every government. It is not because the soviets were governing at this time that the accident happend. It could have happened nowadays, for example, or even in Three Mile Island Nuclear plants in Harrisburg, PA. So I think, that we should stop thinking that the soviets caused the accident.
C.S. - 2009-05-30 17:30:46
What a contrast ...
C.S - 2009-05-30 17:18:45
Even pupets died... Good shot !
Supermario - 2009-05-30 17:06:37
Ojala estuvieras aqui..
Add - 2009-05-25 23:01:25
wouaw I love this idea of photography, dead puppet
Loiselle - 2009-05-25 22:57:34
Irmmin-Rose - 2009-05-19 20:34:14
Wow, so beautiful! I hope one day to go and see it personally. From Puerto Rico with Love.
vero - 2009-05-15 10:43:35
Sure, I haven't thought about that ;)
Thierry from reactor4 - 2009-05-13 09:42:41
The food is deliverd from outside the zone by truck.
Constantin - 2009-05-13 02:13:51
Who wants a radioactive souvenir in his home? Nobody i guess!
Suzanne - 2009-05-13 01:54:28
Where does the food come from? They don't possibly eat veggies from the area, or do they?
Suzanne - 2009-05-13 01:39:46
No animal on none of the pics. Where have they gone? Is there anything alive there? Frightening.
Jelle - 2009-05-11 22:45:13
very impressive... this is the coolingtower for reactor 5 and on the right a small peace of the one for 6 i guese?
Svetoslav - 2009-05-08 06:18:58
amazing photography, i like all of your pictures - big fan
Gozah - 2009-05-04 11:55:10
A town in the jungle...
Allen - 2009-05-04 00:20:30
I agree with Matt.
matt - 2009-05-03 14:54:30
The mask was placed there by a photographer years before to "visually enhance" his shot. Even journalists are not exempt from bending the rules and spreading truth very thinly. Your shot is well composed, the symbol of horror that is the mask, right in the foreground instantly instills fear.
matt - 2009-05-03 14:51:13
absolutely without a doubt, the most horrifying picture I have yet seen. I will have nightmares
matt - 2009-05-03 14:44:08
I have seen this doll in many photos previous to this. Just as the sarcophagus has become a pictorial symbol of the tragedy, I believe this doll has also.
matt - 2009-05-03 14:36:38
i disagree with the goose. It is a perfect example of what happens when controls, measures, safety procedures etc. are not met, and when peoples lives are entrusted to mindless, soulless governing bodies, such as the one governing chernobyl at the time. Your dim view of a future you will share is pathetic, not prophetic.
Julio - 2009-04-30 16:52:45
That's what happens when human presence disappears from a place. Nature recovers its natural, rightful place and proliferates.
Josie - 2009-04-28 16:36:20
Really cool picture.
aka_chillywilly - 2009-04-28 09:02:49
i cant say anyword...
a chill crosses my back
i would like to visit the zone someday and to see with my own eyes which samples in your photos. - you have done a great work
greetings from chile
Ps: my english is too bad, sorry.
kkk - 2009-04-25 21:39:12
this is so scary ...
Thierry from reactor4 - 2009-04-25 21:36:28
originally they wanted to build 12 reactors, the building from the accident has the first 4 of the project, reactor 4 exploded (reactor4.be ;-). This was the building for reactor 5 & 6, build during the time of the accident. Right after the accident they stopped working, so its there now for 23 years now...
Unnamed - 2009-04-25 21:10:41
Does this photo shows the building process?
If yes it's a very rare pic.
Unnamed - 2009-04-25 21:09:23
It looks like he is crying it's very sad, damn :( .
Unnamed - 2009-04-25 21:08:01
It looks like a normal plant. It looks very naturally cause of the green trees and the pond :( .
Susie - 2009-04-24 06:59:37
Susie - 2009-04-24 06:58:37
Beautiful photograph. Well done.
Susie - 2009-04-24 06:55:03
Great shots. Very sad though.
Phoenix - 2009-04-24 02:10:00
Woah... is that like a missle or bomb or something??
Thierry from reactor4 - 2009-04-23 14:28:32
Indeed wild cats, but live arround the Chernobyl Interinform because they get leftovers from food sometimes...
Roger - 2009-04-23 12:36:12
Are these wild cats living in Chernobyl? Like the wild boars?
Anonymous - 2009-04-22 20:01:44
I love this photo. The color, the subjects, the lighting everything is perfect. I even like the shading along the edges, what a great photograph!
Anonymous - 2009-04-22 19:54:56
I heard there were men standing on this bridge watching the melt down. All of them died within a week of radiation poisioning. Such a sad story, but your photo is amazing, I love just a hint of color that you kept, well done.
Anonymous - 2009-04-22 19:52:04
Oh great, I see the government is well represented and ready to greet you. LOL
Anonymous - 2009-04-22 19:43:28
Dear God this mask in the nursery is a horrifying photo. Really sends you an idea of what these people must have gone through. Very well done!
Anonymous - 2009-04-22 19:40:59
I guess the owner of this figured what the hell why bother...next to a shovel...very moving photo.
Anonymous - 2009-04-22 19:39:31
Nice looking man, too bad to be left behind, discarded and walked on. Just another sad story of the quick leave that these poor people had to do.
Anonymous - 2009-04-22 18:53:05
So sad is this montage. Those clouded sad eyes are so eerie, they tell a haunting story.
Anonymous - 2009-04-22 18:26:06
Eerie and haunting, such a great photo!
Anonymous - 2009-04-22 18:24:10
WOW!! How very apocalyptic is this photo! Has the world learn from all this...I wonder?
Anonymous - 2009-04-22 18:15:00
Wonderful job of coloring! Even without the yellow on the ride wonderful angle, lighting etc. Great job!
Anonymous - 2009-04-22 18:13:00
Amazing to see nature take back what was hers.
INFAMOUS-IRA - 2009-04-21 18:39:44
Thierry from reactor4 - 2009-04-17 12:09:21
its a fake rocket, made from wood and made for the 1 may festival (like the ferris wheel) and shows the power of the sovjet-times...
Thierry from reactor4 - 2009-04-17 12:05:14
this woman lives in a gasstation and has a little shop with spare parts for cars... what you see behind her are spare auto parts.
She live a few km's before the 30K zone, met her during a stop because the driver was falling a sleep all the time.
Check "our story" for more info...
HG - 2009-04-17 01:49:47
What is that. I think that is some type of flare or (firework?)
HG - 2009-04-17 01:47:05
What a cool woman. Are those ammunition boxes behind her? How people did you see
Zeraxel - 2009-04-11 13:28:42
Yes, it is buttons of a lift
SNK - 2009-04-10 16:11:50
Sonny - 2009-04-07 19:13:34
Thierry from reactor4 - 2009-04-05 12:46:49
its a print of a football, shot against the wall 23 years or longer ago... check "our story" for that...
ValÃ©ry - 2009-04-05 01:58:24
Nice pic, but what the fuck is it?
sara - 2009-04-02 19:59:54
Shooshkabob - 2009-04-02 08:01:07
I believe that sign says "Work here."
Beautiful photos indeed.
vero - 2009-03-31 15:23:14
I remember the same from my childhood.
vero - 2009-03-31 13:16:15
In that shot it looks like the normal city. Only the huge number of trees tells us, that is not.
The big chimneys on the left - that is power plant Czarnobyl, right?
vero - 2009-03-31 10:45:59
vero - 2009-03-31 10:44:54
and you have to take only one bag and leave all your life - I can't imagine that
Thierry from reactor4 - 2009-03-30 16:29:10
no, thats a local bus-station in a small town of the zone...
Thierry from reactor4 - 2009-03-30 16:28:08
it is new, they use it to transport material from and to the reactor building, like equipment and material for maintenance and renovation...
vero - 2009-03-30 16:14:15
Is that a part of the bridge or sth like that?
vero - 2009-03-30 16:07:20
That rail looks like new. It is working, isn't it?
vero - 2009-03-30 16:04:30
vero - 2009-03-30 15:47:55
Imagine, that it used to be full of laugh and young, sporty people..
vero - 2009-03-30 15:46:02
Hi Jose Manuel. It's able to see that, cause some travel agencies organize trips to Czarnobyl. Good luck ;) Rgds. Veronica (Poland)
vero - 2009-03-30 15:41:30
scary but amazing view
vero - 2009-03-30 15:39:41
wow... great picture!
vero - 2009-03-30 15:39:13
dhasnas - 2009-03-25 01:03:50
Oh, we used to carry around signs like that on mass-meetings back in Romania in the 1980s: the five-pointed communist star, the hammer and sickle...the joy we were forced to display at those meetings was sickening and fear a constant companion! so, for me these symbols will always mean reppression in every way, no matter how many rays the sun will shine beneath them or in what context
SOS - 2009-03-24 13:59:03
its as if nature is trying to rte-claim the ruins
SOS - 2009-03-24 13:58:14
wow, looks tragic
Yeoblade - 2009-03-23 18:16:22
The dogem cars couldn't dogem rays
Dave R - 2009-03-21 14:56:25
Wow, amazing shot. It is a ghost town!
Fera Albi - 2009-03-15 13:29:37
Gruwelijk mooi en bijzonder goed in beeld gebracht!
Atrociously beautiful and very well captured!
Thierry from reactor4.be - 2009-03-04 23:19:47
i guess its much older, but its still open. It was on the way to the forbidden zone, little bit before the first checkpoint. Had to stop there because our driver was falling a sleep all the time... the nice old lady with golden teeth took us inside and gave us candy...
Dan O'Flynn - 2009-03-04 22:04:20
Nice work, great colours and depth of field.
rami - 2009-03-04 19:53:49
is this a 22 tyear old shop?
Thierry from reactor4.be - 2009-03-01 09:57:47
i don't know? If it's true i don't know but someone told me those things always flash green, no matter what the contamination is :-P
Alicia - 2009-03-01 06:16:56
and if it flashes red?? are you required to replace your shoes or do they have a special decontamination thing??
Alicia - 2009-03-01 06:14:59
poor kitty :(
at least its less likely in Chernobyl to get killed by a car or to get caught by a cat hater...
Stefan - 2009-02-25 22:42:25
Great shot, very scary the dust on that makes me think of fallout, goes very well with this image.
Maciek - 2009-02-24 01:26:20
Yes, It's very nice :)
Konstantin - 2009-02-23 05:27:11
Haha can't believe you weren't tempted to bring home souvenirs with stuff like that lying around !
Manouch - 2009-02-20 10:47:09
Great pictures !!
Thierry from reactor4 - 2009-02-19 17:59:50
thx for posting! its not blind, his eyes are infected and he was very sick...
Nathan B - 2009-02-19 16:19:35
Aw, look at it. Looks kind of blind. Poor Kitty.
the goose - 2009-02-19 10:33:44
a proper depiction of how things can change just like that,one moment you living an ordinary life, work, school, the mordgage, church, love, marriage,kids,the doctor's appointment and then boom, its all gone,whats it all mean??????gr8 pic.
the goose - 2009-02-19 10:23:29
good glimpse into the future, see you really dont need a time machine,the more we advance to build a more modern, technologically advanced world the deeper we push ourselves back to the stoneage, ironic.This photo is breathtaking to me; tragic in a beautiful poetic way.
Emma - 2009-02-16 07:15:41
Aw, how sweet. :)
Emma - 2009-02-16 07:03:49
Have a seat in the tub!
Thierry from reactor4.be - 2009-02-11 22:54:34
that's a device to measure for contamination on the hands and soles... if flashes green if you're clean...
Nick - 2009-02-11 21:30:02
what is that she is on?
joe - 2009-02-09 01:26:23
this is possibly the saddest photo that i have ever seen.
uglylittlelie - 2009-01-30 06:40:56
this is incredible sad...
they're amazing and powerful photos. thank you for sharing.
Lee - 2009-01-29 16:33:15
These are all great photos. Well done.
raoul duke - 2009-01-23 16:17:22
unbelivable,thanks for sharing
Daryl - 2009-01-14 14:58:33
that is one creepy doll, especially when you consider the things its seen too!
Daryl - 2009-01-14 14:57:51
Looks like natures winning this one!
Daryl - 2009-01-14 14:55:22
best picture of the wheel yet, you can really see how its falling apart!
Daryl - 2009-01-14 14:53:49
Rod Serling - 2009-01-12 23:02:08
Great composition and colors.
Rod Serling - 2009-01-12 22:58:38
Kostya - 2009-01-12 18:09:34
Simultaneously draw and instal "silent" horror...
Thanks the photographer!
*if transfer will be bad do not take offence - English not so well I know
jesske - 2009-01-10 15:11:46
ik vind je fotoreeks echt super!!!! ik wil ook graag eens naar daar gaan en verkennen want het is zeer interessant.
Jose Manuel - 2009-01-04 02:18:17
Hello, I'm Jose Manuel Carranza ... I write from Nicaragua. The history of this city to hit me while I am very interested in knowing more about it, apart from being a ghost town is a beautiful city, I like to be able to know some day, I wish her luck friend JM
Viktor - 2009-01-03 12:15:28
Very, very, sad to see!
Wesley - 2008-12-29 18:21:37
Oh,my god,how was that?is it missile?nice imagine:)!
Underscore_ - 2008-12-22 14:47:19
Thierry from reactor4.be - 2008-12-22 14:00:08
Jelena - 2008-12-22 11:18:16
Trees......... the forest is taking over... the town is disappearing....
EXurban - 2008-12-22 00:25:03
Great view! All this pics from this series are very great.
ugly - 2008-12-20 11:19:01
That's a picture that paints one thousand words.
ugly - 2008-12-20 11:05:16
TomRoelofs.nl - 2008-12-17 23:54:49
BillAnd 28DL - 2008-12-17 18:14:26
nice, great work
Bill And 28DL - 2008-12-17 18:11:41
wonderful treatment. outstanding photo