Friday, March 06, 2009

Chernobyl Images

I'm always fascinated by pictures of Pripyat, Ukraine when I stumble across them on the net. It was a town of 50,000 people when the Chernobyl nuclear accident happened in 1986. It remains a radioactive ghost town. There's a new batch of pictures here.





There's just something about abandoned disaster areas. Dreadful, engaging, even awe-some, all rolled up into one.

4 comments:

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

those are eerie. Nice to see that the pine trees are okay, something green and alive. reminds me that I want to read The World Without Us by Alan Weisman.

Dan S said...

I didn't even notice the pine trees. I was took taken in by the ghostworld.

My brother read The World Without Us and really liked it.

brownie said...

Cormack McCarthy would feel right at home (sort of).

equa yona(Big Bear) said...

Ye gods and little fishes!