Pripyat Ghost Town

Below is a selection of before and after photos from the abandoned town of Pripyat, Ukraine, heavily affected by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster.

16 thoughts on “Pripyat Ghost Town

    1. You put it very well. A stark reminder. As a person who was marginally affected by the disaster, as I live in former Czechoslovakia, I find the Chernobyl area particularly fascinating.

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    1. OK, now I must shamefully admit that I didn’t take the photos (though I would have loved to!), I collected them all over the internet… In one breath, I must however add that I seriously wish to make a trip to Pripyat. It is possible but neither too easy, nor too cheap, so Amsterdam is definitely the first to go to!

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  1. I find abandonment and decay really compelling so I very much like this series of photos. Of course, the reason for the place being a ghost town adds a chilling element.


  2. Haunting isn’t it. I really love before and after shots and often wondered what happened to this area… is it liveable now? A good lesson for us all.


    1. As far as I know the area is not yet liveable. The wildlife thrives, though there are some mutations. It can be visited but you are only allowed to enter with a guide and stick to established tracks, otherwise there is risk of radiation exposure.

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  3. Impressive contrasts in the photos you collected! I remember when the Chernobyl disaster happened, but as it faded from the news I assumed that areas close by recovered. It’s good for me to be reminded of the lasting legacy of our carelessness with the environment.


    1. Thanks for stopping by and liking the photos as much as I do! Yes, the wider area around Chernobyl seems to have recovered by now, but this particular town was the one most heavily affected and there is still radiation. As fascinating as scary.


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