Those who have lately been to Pripyat often say that the zone has less animals now than it used to. Yes, it's more difficult to meet an animal there today. But not because of decrease of animal population but due to our
disability to see them. The territory is getting more and more overgrown, the forests become higher, the roads look pretty much like tunnels. No wonder we don't notice animals in Pripyat as we used to.
Where else can you so clearly feel the breath of the Soviet epoch, abnormal post apocalyptic world and invisible presence of people? Schools are the brightest symbol of the stopped time in Pripyat. Their stuff remained
untouched by liquidators, looters and citizens themselves. They cared much more about taking their private belongings with them. Some school things are still standing in places where they met April 26, 1986.