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Pripyat

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 13, 2010, 9:11 AM
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As some of you may know Pripyat is an abandoned city in the north of Ukraine. It was abandoned due to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accident of 26th of April 1986. And some areas still remain uninhabitable due to high radiation levels. A clear reminder how dangerous nuclear reactors are.

The disaster had "only" 56 direct deaths, but over 800,000 people suffered from radiation all over eastern and western Europe. People still lay down their lives cause of this.

I've been fascinated by this place ever since I first heard of it a couple of years ago. The idea of a town abandoned within hours, and still remained untouched after so many years astonishes me.

When you look at the photos you can see what they were doing on that day, on that moment. Pripyat is like a photo in that perspective. The city has been frozen in time since that exact date and time of 26th of April 1986 at 1.23 am local time. And it will probably be like that for a long time.

I am planning to go to the exclusion zone before I turn 30. Many have been there to capture the destruction and emptiness. But this is something I want to experience myself.

This brings me to the people who have already been there, I would like to show you some of the photos which are taken there to give you an impression of the place.

I hope you are intrigued by this feature.





Pripyat by Dyingdead Pripyat by elcanto Pripyat - 'Lunapark' by PoulN

Pripyat - 'Post' by PoulN Pripyat - 'Cars' by PoulN pripyat by kadse

The Pripyat Riesenrad by Br3ach Pripyat - 'Square2' by PoulN Pripyat Kindergarten by Nige820









Kindergarten by stnz Pripyat_05 by maevec Ferris wheel in Pripyat by d2fan

Pripyat Pool 2003 by Rakenesh Wanna play? by MoonGod Dreamcatcher by Brute-ua

Childhood by Brute-ua Exorcism by Brute-ua to Decide by Brute-ua









:thumb100960588: Last Piano Lesson by Nam-tar Chernobyl doll by KasFEAR

Basketlessball by Brute-ua Chernobyl n13 by Sebalos Pripyat Rooftop 1 by NeQo

From Chernobyl With Love... by InquisitorX Applause by Brute-ua ferris wheel by suntouch3r








Abandonology by Brute-ua Pripyat1 by PoulN :thumb85900362:

Pripyat_16 by maevec :thumb110021992: Chernobyl n15 by Sebalos

Pripyat_31 by maevec :thumb102271170: My city by Brute-ua









Maternity Ward 4 by lordyo School Greenhouse 3 by lordyo Chernobyl n16 by Sebalos

Chernobyl n3 by Sebalos Graff by UnknownJella Pripyat_29 by maevec

pripyat07 by czajna85 Apartment Block Corridor 3 by lordyo Big Brother by Karoshiya

Chernobyl n18 by Sebalos Chernobyl n20 by Sebalos Hotel Polissya by Brute-ua

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:icongalaxygirl300:
Galaxygirl300 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
Well written

Very fascinating :)
Well written

we have a "ghost house" in our town, i took allot of photos there last year, sort of scary cause the stairs where not that stable. Easy to get hurt I guess, it used to be psychiatric institution. There was this strange room, someone wrote im not crazy like thousands of times! Energy there was painful.

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:icondynnnad:
Dynnnad Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
Thank you, psychiatric abandoned places always seem to have a strange energy in them, very fascinating.
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Galaxygirl300 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
Np

I allso want to visit bodie sometime (1962)

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:icondynnnad:
Dynnnad Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
That looks very interesting as well :)
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FlyingMantaRay Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
It's very intriguing indeed. Although I'd like to go there, I still won't because of the radiation. Although they say it's safe to go there for a little while, I guess it can't be healthy to be there at all.
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:icondynnnad:
Dynnnad Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
It's safe if you follow the safety instructions. Just like you don't stay too long in the sun you could get skin-cancer and burns from that as well.

I'd only not go there if I was sensitive for any kind of radiation.
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:iconflyingmantaray:
FlyingMantaRay Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
I still think it's not healthy :P Also, staying in the sun isn't healthy at all, so that's why I just don't go out on sunny day's too long, without any sun-protection.
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:icondynnnad:
Dynnnad Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
Haha, ok :P
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joshkille Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
I remember coming across a website once, where a woman had special access to sites affected by Chernobyl. She rode through on her motorcycle, taking plenty of photos and putting it into a photojournal on her site. I'd link the site if I still knew where it was. The destruction was horrible, but as you said, it's like a photo in its own way, capturing the way of life there, the moment everyone fled. The amusement park that never got to open their gates is the most fascinating to me.
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:icondynnnad:
Dynnnad Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
Thanks for sharing your story, if you find the link, let me know. I'd be very interested!
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:iconjoshkille:
joshkille Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
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Found the site. And go figure I about got sucked into reading it all again. I'll have to go back to it again later. Apparently she's gained internet fame since I last read, and even has a wikipedia page.
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:icondynnnad:
Dynnnad Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
Hehe, thank you very much for sharing :D
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:iconme-myself-and:
Me-Myself-And Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
Pure awesomeness ! But I'm not sure I'll go :giggle:
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:icondynnnad:
Dynnnad Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
Glad you like it! It's safe to go if you follow safety instructions :P
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:iconme-myself-and:
Me-Myself-And Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
I know, I was just joking ;)
It would make a .. weird trip :D
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XxRevolutionaryxX Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow. now i want to go :D
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:icondynnnad:
Dynnnad Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
Glad you like it!
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Ample-Mouse Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
I wanna go too! This is awesome. Ive never heard of this place.....But I guess it would be easy to see by it of how people would react in a split second life or death scenario by this place. Take me with you!
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:icondynnnad:
Dynnnad Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
Don't they teach this in your history-class? It is the biggest nuclear-powerplant disaster that ever happened.

I'd take anyone who's interested :D

Glad you like it!
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:iconample-mouse:
Ample-Mouse Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
Awesome.... Nah Ill Ive heard about so far is the nukes we sent to Japan. You NetherLands people learn weird things.
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:icondynnnad:
Dynnnad Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
I think everyone in Europe has heard about it :D
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:iconample-mouse:
Ample-Mouse Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
thaz weird. Ive always wondered....Do you people learn about us?
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:icondynnnad:
Dynnnad Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
Well we practically made the US together with the United Kingdom, so we learn quite a bit. Like New York was formerly called Amsterdam... which is the capital of the Netherlands. There's a lot of cities named after Dutch cities in America.
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:iconample-mouse:
Ample-Mouse Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
wow. heh I didnt know THAT much. I like to zone out in Geography
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random-is-life Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
I remember hearing of this area. I'd love to go as well - as it sounds like it'd be absolutely beautiful and yet slightly haunting at the same time. I wish you luck on getting there! :heart:
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:icondynnnad:
Dynnnad Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
Glad you like it, and thank you! I agree with your words :)
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NormalDiffusion Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
This is a place where I too would like to go. I'm fascinated about it since I saw a great report on tv a couple of years ago. Maybe one day...
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:icondynnnad:
Dynnnad Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
The radiation goes down every year, so it becomes safer every year hehe, I think it would be a great experience going there.
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LumikkiBlack Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Professional Photographer

I am very intrigued indeed! I don't know why, but I've always been fascinated by the whole Chernobyl story and by what happened to this city too. I remember reading an article with a photo report on a magazine some years ago (I think it was on the 20th year after the disaster) and thought "wow", it astonishes me in the same way it does with you I guess.
If I could fave this journal entry, I'd do it, believe me :)

and, stunning features.
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:icondynnnad:
Dynnnad Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
I'm glad you like it, and thanks for sharing your story. :)
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:icondexter13-sk:
dexter13-sk Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
Play stalker, there is Pripyat :D
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:icondynnnad:
Dynnnad Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
I've played it :P but I guess the real experience beats anything on a screen :P
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:icondexter13-sk:
dexter13-sk Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
Its about 16hours from my city by car :P
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:icontaffmeister:
taffmeister Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I remember it well. There was great concern here in the UK because the prevailing wind comes to us from that direction.
I also used to perform a song called "Farewell to Pripyat" I'll post the lyrics here when I dig them out.
Great collection of images of a very sad and depressing location.
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:icondynnnad:
Dynnnad Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
Thank you, my parents were concerned as well (I live in The Netherlands). The wind was heading westward at the moment of the accident If I remember it correctly.

Thanks for sharing your story :) and I'm glad you like the feature :)
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taffmeister Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:thumbsup:;)
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InsomIA3 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am fan of game S.T.A.L.K.E.R that talk about the abandoned area due to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accident.

Very Interesting but very dangerous, too

Be careful!!!
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:icondynnnad:
Dynnnad Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
The game has a good atmosphere to it.

It's safe if you follow the safety instructions :D

Thank you!
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:iconinsomia3:
InsomIA3 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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rocktoberchild Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010   Photographer
how funny is this? :D

A few hours ago I was searching for pictures of chernobyl, pripyat, power plant and so on to fave them :D

awesome journal entry :aww:
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:icondynnnad:
Dynnnad Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
Lol that's very coincidental!! :D

Thanks! Glad you like it :D
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