Mar 22, 2009

Pictures of Chernobyl

Someone posted a link on Reddit to some pictures an exploratory group took while in Pripyat, Ukraine, where the Chernobyl nuclear reactor exploded. The pictures, along with the captions, are pretty haunting and yet beautiful. It reminds me of a program I watched about what would happen once human beings stopped existing, and it featured pics all around Pripyat.


  1. I personally visited the Chernobyl area for two days in June 2006 with a friend who is a former resident of Pripyat. We toured the Chernobyl Plant (including the Reactor 4 control room), several of the abandoned villages, and Pripyat. I have posted a photo journal of my trip at:

    My Journey to Chernobyl: 20 Years After the Disaster

  2. Thanks so much for the link. I'll have to check it out soon. I'm truly interested in contemporary photos of what Pripyat looks like now.