Promenade In the Abandoned City

Promenade In the Abandoned City

Right now you are invited for a walk along Sportivnaya Street – one of the most famous streets in Pripyat.

Promenade In the Abandoned City

In general, Pripyat had two avenues and eleven streets. Sportivnaya street is unique, it’s the most overgrown today. In summer, it becomes almost impassable, buildings are hardly see behind the trees…

Promenade In the Abandoned City

The street is called “Sportivnaya” (Sports Street), but in fact it has only one sports facility – a swimming pool.

Promenade In the Abandoned City

The street starts from this sixteen-storey building (there are five buildings like this in Pripyat).

Promenade In the Abandoned City

Promenade In the Abandoned City

This is how it looked in the mid 80s. By the way, it didn’t have trees around at all. The street itself was rather wide.

Promenade In the Abandoned City

From aside.

Promenade In the Abandoned City

Remains of the barbed wire obstacle: dwelling houses of Pripyat were protected by barbed wire in the second half of 1986 to prevent looting.

Promenade In the Abandoned City

Some buildings have double numeration.

Promenade In the Abandoned City

Sportivnaya, 3.

Promenade In the Abandoned City

Sportivnaya, 13.

Promenade In the Abandoned City

The same building from the side of the swimming pool.

Promenade In the Abandoned City

Pre-emergency picture – no trees or high grass…

Promenade In the Abandoned City

Sportivnaya street from above, January 2013. The road to the left is not see at all…

Promenade In the Abandoned City

Pre-emergency view from the roof of the sixeen-storey building.

Promenade In the Abandoned City

Sportivnaya St., 4.

Promenade In the Abandoned City

In winter we may see the road and the buildings more clearly.

Promenade In the Abandoned City

However, if winter is too snowy…

Promenade In the Abandoned City

They planted trees along the road, today they have grown high…

Promenade In the Abandoned City

Promenade In the Abandoned City

One of Pripyat symbols – a famous road sign.

Promenade In the Abandoned City

Promenade In the Abandoned City

Secondary school №3, Sportivnaya St. 14.

Promenade In the Abandoned City

That very pool.

Promenade In the Abandoned City

Sportivnaya, 24.

Promenade In the Abandoned City

School No. 3 before the accident.

Promenade In the Abandoned City

Promenade In the Abandoned City

Promenade In the Abandoned City

Traffic lights.

Promenade In the Abandoned City

The same place in the 80s.

Promenade In the Abandoned City

New grocery store, Sportivnaya, 11.

Promenade In the Abandoned City

In summer time.

Promenade In the Abandoned City

Mailbox.

Promenade In the Abandoned City

Telephone booth, April 2014.

Promenade In the Abandoned City

The same, August 2012.

Promenade In the Abandoned City

The same place before the emergency.

Promenade In the Abandoned City

One more warning sign is at the end of the street.

Promenade In the Abandoned City

Promenade In the Abandoned City

Sportivnaya, 17a.

Promenade In the Abandoned City

The final object in Sportivnaya Street – trade center “Yubileyniy”.

Promenade In the Abandoned City

Here Sportivnaya Street crosses with Street of Sergeant Lazarev. Here our promenade finishes: once a wide and spacious street, it has now turned to jungle…

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  1. Thanks to the admins. of this site. Good to see the soul and different aspects of Russian life from pictures here. This variety is excellent and connects us all as humans.

    Coming to chernobyl, what happened there was sad. However, something even sadder is happening today. Humanity has gotten to be too wired and is starting to live with machines. By doing this, we are loosing focus on the finer, deeper aspects of life. So, this cultural loss is worse than Chernobyl or world war even. We have becoming like Robots almost. Check this article out for example: http://thewalrus.ca/hot-wired/

    People are texting more than interacting in person.
    It will be amazing to use technology to connect with the basics of life, our souls, nature and other deeper things.

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