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  • A day in Kyiv, Ukraine
  • A day in Kyiv, Ukraine
  • A day in Kyiv, Ukraine
  • A day in Kyiv, Ukraine
  • A day in Kyiv, Ukraine
  • A day in Kyiv, Ukraine
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A day in Kyiv, Ukraine

June 16, 2018 , 0 Comments

Following my visit to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone I was able to spend an entire day touring through Kyiv. It was a unique time of year, just shortly after Orthodox Easter, and there were displays of traditional painted Eggs lining the street between two famous churches in the city. We walked through the display, which…

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2 Days in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

June 13, 2018 , 0 Comments

I’ve summarized the Itinerary of my 2 Days in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Before I get started here I need to point out one critical element of traveling within the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone – you must be accompanied by a licensed guide at all times. In other words.. you cannot partake in a self guided…

  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Visiting a Self Settler
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Visiting a Self Settler
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Visiting a Self Settler
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Visiting a Self Settler
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Visiting a Self Settler
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Visiting a Self Settler
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Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Visiting a Self Settler

May 26, 2018 , 0 Comments

Several years following the Chernobyl Disaster around 100 former residents returned to a village in the northern area of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and resettled. They became known as the Self Settlers, and several still live there today. We had the pleasure of meeting Ivan Ivanovich, who welcomed us with great hospitality into his yard…

  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Police & Fire Stations
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Police & Fire Stations
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Police & Fire Stations
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Police & Fire Stations
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Police & Fire Stations
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Police & Fire Stations
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Police & Fire Stations
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Police & Fire Stations
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Police & Fire Stations
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Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Police & Fire Stations

May 25, 2018 , 0 Comments

First responders to the Chernobyl disaster started here in Pripyat, as it was the closets station to the plant. Almost nothing remains within the walls of the Fire Station, but a very faded Soviet star is painted on the door of the building, almost impossible to recognize due to time and wear. The Police Station…

  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Central Square & The River
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Central Square & The River
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Central Square & The River
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Central Square & The River
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Central Square & The River
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Central Square & The River
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Central Square & The River
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Central Square & The River
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Central Square & The River
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Central Square & The River
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Central Square & The River
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Central Square & The River
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Central Square & The River
  • Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Central Square & The River
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Chernobyl Exclusion Zone: Pripyat – Central Square & The River

May 24, 2018 , 0 Comments

At a first glance it was very difficult to see the outline of the square through the overgrowth of trees that had reclaimed the space in the 30 years since the disaster. Several of these buildings surrounded the square and we spent time visiting the Recreation Center and Supermarket. The Recreation Center was complete with…

  • 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
  • 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
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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
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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…

  • 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…