untitled photoblog project

February 10, 2007

ЧАЕС

Filed under: Chernobyl, Eastern Bloc, Industry, Ukraine, Urban Exploration — francks @ 7:00 am

Reactor 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is encapsulated inside this “sarcophagus”.

October 17, 2006

Lada

Filed under: Chernobyl, Eastern Bloc, Ukraine, Urban Exploration — francks @ 7:00 am

A rusty Lada 1500 estate in the zona, probably property of the Chernobylinterinform ministry. My parents used to drive the same, beige model.

October 13, 2006

Belgian problems

Filed under: Chernobyl, Eastern Bloc, Landscape, Ukraine, Urban Exploration — francks @ 7:00 am

Belgium is not unique with it’s set of absurd language regulations. Some bureaucrat thought it was necessary to change this sign from “Копачи” (Russian) to “Копачi” (Ukrainian).
Why is this silly? This little suburb was literally burried by bulldozers twenty years ago since it was not deemed cost-effective to decontaminate (the village was less then five miles away from reactor 4). The sign is all that remains.

October 3, 2006

Fair

Filed under: Chernobyl, Cityscape, Eastern Bloc, Landscape, Ukraine, Urban Exploration — francks @ 7:00 am

The famous abandoned ferris wheel on the Pripyat fairgrounds. There was going to be a big party here 1 may 1986, but unfortunately five days before reactor 4 exploded. This location was never decontaminated, it was used as a helipad during the building of the sarcophagus

September 30, 2006

Family

Filed under: Animals, Chernobyl, Eastern Bloc, Ukraine, Urban Exploration — francks @ 7:00 pm

A family (mom and puppies) of stray dogs running away from us near the Pripyat firehouse, inside the Chernobyl perimiter, Ukraine.
Notice how there are trucks stacked on top of that building. Why? No one knows.

September 20, 2006

Kiev

Filed under: Cityscape, Eastern Bloc, Landscape, Ukraine — francks @ 7:00 pm

Today is a good day to post Eastern European Capitals. This is the view from Hotel Lybid, in Kiev, Ukraine. To the right, the circus, in the middle a monument to the victory over nazi Germany during the Great Patriotic War.

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