Pripyat was built concurrently with the Chernobyl power plant as a company town; it would house mostly the plant workers and their families. Today, it is the largest abandoned city in the Exclusion Zone, and the most visited by tourists. It is a rare sight to see an entire town slowly returning to nature and dust, and one I was eager to photograph. The next couple posts will deal (mostly) with this town at the heart of the Zone.
I believe this was the city hall, and also where the emergency command center was set up in the wake of the disaster.
2 thoughts on “Welcome to Pripyat”
That tree growing out of the steps is gnarly. Great color work in the city hall shot too!
I was lukewarm on that shot until IP saw it and gave me a thumbs up, so o guess it doesn’t suck.
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