View Full Version : A summer trip to Chernobyl!

yellowish haze
06-22-2005, 02:16 PM
About a month ago i've heard that my polish internet friends were planning to organize a trip to a small town Prypec situated about 18 km from where one of the most terrifying ecological disasters took place: the Chernobyl power station. Unfortunately because of the lack of time I couldn't take part in this challenging exploration.

The town of Prypec is (thanks to the high but bearable level of radiation) a completely deserted place. Since the evacuation ( 26 April 1986) the place remained untouched. In the rush with which the whole population moved out, everything they owned has been left and now the place can regarded as an immense museum of morbid isolation.

If anyone is interested here are some pictures they took during their travel: http://www.opuszczone.com/galerie/uk_prypec/index.php

Truly disturbing....

06-22-2005, 04:08 PM
Thanks for sharing this information, Slawek. Truly amazing, truly disturbing.

I noticed some of the windows in the highrises were open (or broken) so I would assume birds will have found a new nest.

It's haunting to see the dolls and other kid toys.


06-22-2005, 10:32 PM
that'd be an awesome place to visit. it'd be like some sort of twilight zone episode

06-23-2005, 04:14 AM
Some of these photos are really great (I was going to type "nice", but that's definitely not the correct word...), but I think that's not a place I would like to visit personnaly, and not because of the hypothetic high level of radiations. I think I would have a terrible sense of malaise while roaming those streets and decrepit buildings. Don't know exactly why though...

07-04-2005, 03:42 AM
Very interesting. In a similar vein:


Very weird. especially the abandoned Muscovite youth camp. Note the Cthulhoid motif on the buildings...


yellowish haze
07-04-2005, 04:53 AM
Hey Aetherwing,
Thanks for that link. I love black and white photos of abandoned places. I'm very much interested in urban exploration/infiltration. My favorite page (similar in nature) is:


This summer im planning to visit an abandoned soviet town in Western Poland. How love those sites!!!

Doctor Munoz
08-04-2005, 09:22 AM
It will be great if this thread becomes a pictures collection of derelict buildings and abandoned lots. A memorial to Frank Domino, amateur photographer of decay. Sorry. I mean Frank Dominio.
This link, NFN:Fábricas e casas abandonadas (http://galerias.escritacomluz.com/nucleo-de-fotografia-do-norte/fabricas/aak) takes you to an online album by Portuguese photographers on this subject.

08-04-2005, 01:39 PM
I thought of poor Dominio as soon as I saw these photo collections, Munoz!