Pripyat This Winter

Pripyat This Winter

The more years pass after the accident the gloomier this place becomes…

Crossroads near the Rusty Forest.

Pripyat This Winter

A walk along the Lenin street to the central square.

Pripyat This Winter

Pripyat This Winter

Radiation sign. One of the 4 remained in the city.

Pripyat This Winter

Some of the typical sculptures that could be found on this street.

Pripyat This Winter

One of the former shops.

Pripyat This Winter

Road leading to the checkpoint.

Pripyat This Winter

The supermarket and restaurant on the central square.

Pripyat This Winter

The so-called “white house” and “Raduga”( “Rainbow”) store. After the disaster, the halls of this store were used as a warehouse for some radioactive furniture from the Pripyat apartments, that’s why it was under control for a long time. Now it’s also abandoned.

This is also one of the places where those lovely Soviet yellow phone booths could be found.

Pripyat This Winter

Dog roses. Before the accident there were 30.000 of these bushes around the whole city.

Pripyat This Winter

View from the windows of the central hall of the recreation center called “Power Engineer” (sounds a bit strange, but common for the Soviet times).

Pripyat This Winter

Central hall.

Pripyat This Winter

Pripyat This Winter

Gym outside.

Pripyat This Winter

Pripyat This Winter

The Stalingrad Heroes street. It’s located in the north part of the city. Some buildings are in a good condition.

Pripyat This Winter

Inside that building.

Pripyat This Winter

Pripyat This Winter

Fallen phone booth on the walkway covered with grass and a hardly recognized barbed wire fence.

Pripyat This Winter

The Builders Avenue.

Pripyat This Winter

“Lazurny” swimming pool.

Pripyat This Winter

A clock on its roof.

Pripyat This Winter

A stained-glass window in a cafe.

Pripyat This Winter

Winter is the only time when the mosaic on the wall of the “Prometheus” cinema could be seen well.

Pripyat This Winter

Consumer Services Center.

Pripyat This Winter

A rusty mail box.

Pripyat This Winter

Inside the building.

Pripyat This Winter

Pripyat This Winter

Pripyat This Winter

The day is very short.

Pripyat This Winter

Location: Pripyat

via kronmayer

30 thoughts on “Pripyat This Winter”

  1. It was such a modern, beautiful and attractive city with a lot accomodations before the accident… One of the most modern and cool ukrainian cities.

  2. Does a person have to get permission from the Ukrainian government to enter the city? If so, how does the government prevent people from just walking in?

  3. Can someone please explain why I can’t see the comments, unless I comment?

    Here it is in a nutshell, the failure of glorified Soviet science. Accidents happen. As far as accidents go this one demonstrated the total ineptness of social management.
    Conduct research on a commercial reactor and don’t bother to tell the night shift, oh brother, and you,re building plants for the Iranians, who can’t even fly a damn airplane. We are all doomed, if you don’t believe selling nuclear plants to the Iranians won’t threathen Russia, then you are deluding yourself. Either through ineptness or evil intent, one or the other, this decision will haunt the people of Russia. I hope and pray I am wrong on this one.
    Accidents happen, but the damned and doomed USSR tried to cover it up! As though the Swedes and French and Italians don’t have geiger counters.

    • I love seeing pictures of this site. I hope to travel here in the next couple of years for a photo shoot. English Russia please keep up the good work and keep the photo post coming. – Phil in Northern California.

      • Be careful when you go there, Phil. The radiation is a one-way ticket to testicular cancer, which is even worse than testicular frostbite or testicular sunburn. That is why in Tehran we do the nuclear work underground and use the Afghan refugees for labor.

        Wishing you safe and artful photo shoot,
        Mahmoud A.

        • Thanks, appreciated Mahmoud
          Its a long way from california and I realize its a semi-serious radiation zone. I’m an experienced urban explorer and I am familiar with nasty situations and locations and will do whats needed and warranted (lead jockstrap? ..just kidding)to get the pictures that make the moment.You know me,down with the OPP.

  4. I have to say a big thanks to English Russia site for these pictures. I am a lover of Pripyat for a long while but I could see some photos from different views than before. I plan I’ll go there next summer.
    Thank you again.
    Greetings from Hungary

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