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  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Amusement Park
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Amusement Park
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Amusement Park
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Amusement Park
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Amusement Park
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Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Amusement Park

May 23, 2018 , 0 Comments

The most haunting of locations we came across during our visit was the Amusement Park. It was un-staged, sun bleached, and overgrown but there was no denying what it had once been. The day after the disaster they had opened the Amusement Park to keep residents of Pripyat distracted from the ongoing battle at Reactor…

  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Swimming Pool & School
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Swimming Pool & School
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Swimming Pool & School
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Swimming Pool & School
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Swimming Pool & School
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Swimming Pool & School
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Swimming Pool & School
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Swimming Pool & School
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Swimming Pool & School
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Swimming Pool & School
Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Photography, Travel, Travels, Ukraine

Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Swimming Pool & School

May 22, 2018 , 0 Comments

The city of Pripyat was built in an effort to house workers of the growing Chernobyl Power Plant; which had originally been named for another city in the area. Given the ambition of expanding Chernobyl to contain 12 reactors the city was built to scale quickly and efficiently to support this ambition. The Soviets built…

  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Daga Radar
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Daga Radar
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Daga Radar
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Daga Radar
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Daga Radar
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Daga Radar
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Daga Radar
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Daga Radar
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Daga Radar
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Daga Radar
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Daga Radar
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Daga Radar
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Daga Radar
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Daga Radar
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Daga Radar
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Daga Radar
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Daga Radar
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Daga Radar
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Daga Radar
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Daga Radar
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Daga Radar
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Daga Radar
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Daga Radar
Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Photography, Travel, Ukraine

Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Daga Radar

May 9, 2018 , 0 Comments

Within the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone there was a secret “object” and a small town (often referred to as “Chernobyl-2”) built around it. We had the opportunity to view the “object”, which was an extremely large over the horizon radar built by the Soviets. And were able to explore the nearby buildings – a former computer…

Italy, Then & Now, Venice

Then & Now: St Mark’s Square, Venice

May 9, 2018 , 0 Comments

St Mark’s Square, Venice. The “Then & Now” series I started a few years ago compared photos my grandfather has taken in the 60s and more modern ones I’ve taken in recent years. Last year my great-aunt passed away at the beautiful age of 95, and my mother found her old slides from her European…

  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Monuments
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Monuments
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Monuments
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Monuments
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Monuments
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Monuments
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Monuments
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Monuments
Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Photography, Travel, Ukraine

Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Monuments

May 7, 2018 , 0 Comments

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…

  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Zalesye Village
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Zalesye Village
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Zalesye Village
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Zalesye Village
Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Photography, Ukraine

Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Zalesye Village

May 3, 2018 , 0 Comments

Shortly after entering the Exclusion Zone we made a brief stop at a village. Zalesye Village is located at the edge of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, within the 30km perimeter. A walk through the village provided scenes of the cemetery (being tended to by family members, as it was shortly after Easter and they were…

Netherlands, Travels

Weekend Trips: Efteling, the Dutch Fairy Tale Theme Park

November 16, 2016 , 0 Comments

I’d never heard of Efteling before a Dutch friend mentioned it. Apparently my English friends were unaware of this amazing Dutch Theme Park as well (though Belgian ones knew it well). But when my Dutch friend suggested we visit a Theme Park in her country I was immediately on board. It was explained to me…

Belgium, Brussels, Travels, Uncategorized

Weekend Trips: Brussels, Belgium

November 4, 2016 , 0 Comments

The EuroStar is a beautiful invention when it comes to convenient and hassle free travel to the continent. It has direct services to Paris, Calais, Lille and Brussels. I’ve become well acquainted with the London to Brussels line in particular over these past few years. Either when traveling to visit friends in Belgium, or in…

Around London, London

Weekend Tourist: Apsley House & Wellington Arch

October 10, 2016 , 0 Comments

I can’t count the number of times that I’ve sat on a bus, usually Rt 148, going around the Roundabout at Wellington Arch thinking to myself “Gee, I really should visit Apsley House”.  I grew tired of thinking that so I made the decision to take a visit to both sites over a weekend I…

Around London, Blog, Kent

Day Trips: Hever Castle

August 7, 2016 , 0 Comments

Day Trip to Hever Castle Hever Castle is a quick day trip from London and provides a really fun outing. The Castle and Gardens are absolutely stunning to visit and tour. There are two mazes to keep children (and adults) thoroughly entertained. You can even hire row boats or peddle boats to take out into…

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