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Feb. 25th, 2009 | 09:48 pm
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mambolica

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from: mambolica
date: Feb. 25th, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC)
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This is a location I'd very much like to visit. A whole city stopped dead in its tracks. You got some great shots.

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templarwolf

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from: templarwolf
date: Feb. 25th, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
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This.

And thank you for sharing these shots with us.

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Ground control

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from: deviant_man
date: Feb. 25th, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC)
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Pripyat, is an abandoned city in the zone of alienation in northern Ukraine, Kiev Oblast, near the border with Belarus. It was home to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant workers. The city was abandoned in 1986 following the Chernobyl disaster. Its population had been around 50,000 prior to the accident.
The Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear reactor accident in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union. It is considered to be the worst nuclear power plant disaster in history and the only level 7 instance on the International Nuclear Event Scale. It resulted in a severe release of radioactivity into the environment following a massive power excursion which destroyed the reactor. Two people died in the initial steam explosion, but most deaths from the accident were attributed to radiation.

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pissoffnews

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from: tallyslium
date: Feb. 25th, 2009 07:06 pm (UTC)
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Seeing pictures of Pripyat is always exciting. And creepy, knowing what happened at Chernobyl. Excellent photos!

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jay!

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from: zjman
date: Feb. 25th, 2009 07:16 pm (UTC)
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These are hauntingly beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

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Carrie: she tampered in God's domain

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from: coffeechica
date: Feb. 25th, 2009 07:18 pm (UTC)
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So very sad. Thank you for posting these -- I'm always fascinated by pictures of Pripyat.

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sybilla13

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from: sybilla13
date: Feb. 25th, 2009 07:27 pm (UTC)
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I read a book recently about Chernobyl and the surrounding areas. It really left me feeling so sad for everyone affected. Your photos are haunting. Thanks for posting them for us.

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Fnord

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from: fnordx
date: Feb. 25th, 2009 07:30 pm (UTC)
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I actually recognized some of those locations from playing STALKER. That's kind of scary now that I think about it.

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Oleg Xtraboy

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from: xtraboy
date: Feb. 25th, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
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Amazing pictures! This place is unique!

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empty heart on fire

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from: solipsistnation
date: Feb. 25th, 2009 07:40 pm (UTC)
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Fantastic. Thank you.

(I'm always impressed by how well STALKER did at depicting the desolation of Pripyat and the zone...)

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julia

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from: noctiferi
date: Feb. 25th, 2009 07:41 pm (UTC)
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the man on the last pic, is he still living there? I heard there are still some people (old people, mostly) living there and refusing to move... great photos!

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Ground control

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from: deviant_man
date: Feb. 25th, 2009 07:48 pm (UTC)
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No, the man on last photo has arrived with us.
Two old ladies live there. (About one hundred years old)

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The Echidna Media Organization S.N.A.I.L. Project

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from: emosnail
date: Feb. 25th, 2009 07:44 pm (UTC)
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Holy crap the ferris wheel from Call of Duty really exists

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Corwin B. Noir

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from: black_off
date: Feb. 26th, 2009 07:17 pm (UTC)
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from STALKER you mean?

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marquelle

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from: sweptaway
date: Feb. 25th, 2009 07:44 pm (UTC)
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hauntingly beautiful. i love these.

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Universe of negative curvature

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from: uninco
date: Feb. 25th, 2009 08:00 pm (UTC)
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Как это страшно.

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Universe of negative curvature

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from: uninco
date: Feb. 25th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC)
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Снимки отличные. Я имею в виду трагедию.

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half dark, and a face so pale

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from: kageneko
date: Feb. 25th, 2009 08:34 pm (UTC)
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I always love seeing photos of Pripyat and Chernobyl. Thank you for sharing.

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chobag

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from: chobag
date: Feb. 25th, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC)
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these are awesome
what kind of camera is this?

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Ground control

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from: deviant_man
date: Feb. 25th, 2009 08:48 pm (UTC)
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camera: Nikon f70;
lens: Nikkor 24-120 VR, Nikkor 50/2.8, Sigma EX 12-24;
film: Kodak Portra 160 VC

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from: dj_axle
date: Feb. 25th, 2009 09:28 pm (UTC)
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Is it a bad thing that I recognize some of these locations from Call of Duty 4.

Amazing work deviant_man! And great choice in film, Portra 160VC is my favourite print film.

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Geordie

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from: geordie
date: Feb. 25th, 2009 09:30 pm (UTC)
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Lol! I am stuck at the bottom of that wheel right now waiting for the helicopter, I keep getting killed right as it arrives.

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Geordie

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from: geordie
date: Feb. 25th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)
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That place makes me scared from six thousand miles away. My Ukranian co-worker tells me the place is open now, nothing stopping you going to see the area; can you really just go there without restrictions? Not a place I expect to visit.

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Ground control

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from: deviant_man
date: Feb. 25th, 2009 10:05 pm (UTC)
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The place is protected :)
But there start up official excursions sometimes.

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ice has stolen my week from me

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from: nuclearfootball
date: Feb. 25th, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
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BEAUTIFUL. Thanks so much~!

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Mixed feelings

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from: gemfyre
date: Feb. 25th, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC)
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Wow, great to see photos of the other rides in that small amusement park. What was that ride that wasn't the Ferris Wheel or Bumper Cars? It's hard to recognise by what's left.

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Serenity

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from: dark_fire18
date: Feb. 25th, 2009 11:23 pm (UTC)
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I love seeing foreign abandoned sites. <3

Thanks for sharing.

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Chris

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from: thelastdon
date: Feb. 26th, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
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I have a massive soft spot for anything Chernobyl related, to the point where I recognised almost every location.
I loved the ghosting effect, gave that corridor even more of an abandoned feel to it.
However, aren't those vehicles still "hot"?

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Ground control

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from: deviant_man
date: Mar. 8th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
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no, they aren't

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The Divine Miss E

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from: fora_da_poeira
date: Feb. 26th, 2009 12:50 am (UTC)
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Ahh, one of the greatest man-made tragedies of our time. How bad is the radiation today? Doesn't it scare you to go there?

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Ground control

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from: deviant_man
date: Feb. 26th, 2009 07:12 am (UTC)
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The radio-activity there depends on a location. Is, where a little, is, where it is a lot of. It is not scarry if not to go, where it is not necessary.

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Jenn

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from: phantomrose88
date: Feb. 26th, 2009 01:01 am (UTC)
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wow. that's all I can say. beautiful.

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Eight Bit Thug

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from: psykitty
date: Feb. 26th, 2009 02:35 am (UTC)
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I have stumbled through a lot of dangerous places, but I do not believe anyone could ever convince me to go into the Exclusion Zone.

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Calenture

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from: calenture
date: Feb. 26th, 2009 02:37 am (UTC)
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"Fifty thousand people used to live here. Now it's a ghost town."

It was eerie enough going through that place in Call of Duty 4. I'd never be brave enough to go there for real.

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