The recreation center “Emerald” is located on the shores of the cooling pond of the Chernobyl NPP. The center includes about 100 wooden summer houses where people can stay which are located in a beautiful pine grove. The “Emerald” offered for guests a library, a ballroom, a boat station, a cinema, and a shop. After the accident, the “Emerald” was not abandoned immediately. Liquidators settled there. Their respirators and other stuff can still be found in the area …
A check-point of the center.
An information stand on the main street of the center.
Inside the shop.
A summer cinema.
A projectionist house and benches for visitors.
A dance pavilion.
Almost all of the house are decorated with handmade paintings of heroes from the Soviet cartoons.
The swings are still functioning properly.
A guard’s house.
Not long ago looters lived here.
A boat station.
The beach is overgrown.
A telephone box.
A bottle of Naftizin
A guest card.
The iron beds are still good.