Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Monuments
There are several monuments in the Exclusion Zone worth visiting. There is the Third Angel / Wormwood (not shown in the Gallery) sits just in front of a long path where each side is lined by names of the villages impacted by the disaster; on one side the village name was written on a white background, and on the other it was written on a black background with a red line across it representing the evacuation. The village names were not only in the Ukraine, but also covering those that were impacted just to the north in Belarus. The other key monument was the one designed in concrete to the First Responders and sits in front of the fire house in Chernobyl. It was created in concrete as a nod to the substance used to help cover contaminated materials. And the sign marking the entrance to Chernobyl was unique; the atom – denoting nuclear power – at the top had been altered to show an unstable atom after the disaster.