Below are photographs of Pripyat, a famous ghost town near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, taken in 2009.
Construction of the fifth and the sixth reactors has been frozen for ever.
Reactors number three and four.
The view of the city recreation center Energetic as seen from the roof of Polesye Hotel.
A square in front of the recreation center.
This district is one of the most polluted districts in Pripyat.
This ferris wheel was not meant to ever be launched.
“Health of the people is the country’s priority!”
Elevator shafts in Polesye Hotel.
It’s now dangerous walking in the recreation center. Its stage is rotting away and you can fall through it.
It was prestige to live in Pripyat because it was a new developing city with mild climate, it was situated close to Kiev and Moscow so people from different parts of the country would move here. That’s why the number of schools built here in Pripyat increased extremely fast here… to one day become abandoned.
“Hello former pupils of School #2!”
“4 A, always in my heart!”
“4 B! Will be glad to hear a call from you!”
In the library.
Pupils would hang out here in the lobby during the break.