Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets

Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets

“What photos people make in Pripyat or Chernobyl? Usually those are some well known land marks you can see on every photo – abandoned amusement park, a movie theater etc. All those landmarks are in one place and usually Chernobyl tours don’t let people wander somewhere else. However personally I was always interesting in some “underground” Chernobyl life – places where you could see day-to-day life of the people back in year 1986 (when the power plant exploded). So today during our trip to Pripyat we will go to these residential areas and will see the forests which has grown on the city lawns and other things”, says Maxim, the visitor of the Pripyat area. Would you like to see this too? Then welcome inside!

 

Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets

For example this was a school of Pripyat. School #1. It was one of the first buildings in the town that started collapsing – water freezes and breaks the bricks from inside.

Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets

Near the school one can see the school desks remnants.

Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets

One more desk, with a projector sitting on top.

Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets

Right next to it there is a protection costume – the one is used to protect oneself from chemical and radioactive rains. Maxim says that you better don’t touch those as they might come from the cellars where the radioactive toxic costumes were dumped of the firemen who were fighting fires in the first days of the disaster.

Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets

Another entrance into a school. You can see the heat radiators lying on the ground, and the window is broken, probably in that times when the door still was locked.

Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets

Some other old things are dumped in the yard. Maxim says you better not touch this stuff also as it might be toxic.

Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets

Plants sneak inside the windows of this apartment complex. Birds have nests on these trees which grow on something that was a nicely mowed lawn before.

Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets

Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets

The regular entrance into apartment building in Pripyat looks like this now.

Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets

Sometimes inside the forest you can see some ruins. Before this was not a forest but another street with a mowed lawn and the ruins were just a small shop.

Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets

Sometimes you can see the pay phones. Now they look like they were built in the forest, but before it was not a forest at all.

Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets

The yard near the Pripyat laundry is one of the most cared streets and yards in all Pripyat says Maxim, as people that people working in Pripyat wash their cloths here.

Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets

A side wall of the city University.

Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets

A service center.

Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets

A city street and an apartment building.

Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets

Another apartment building entrance.

Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets

A nine storied apartment building.

Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets

Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets

Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets

Two sixteen-storeyed building, before there was a wide street between those two. Now there is forest.

Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets

And its front yard is forest too.

Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets

And an entrance into sixteen storied complex. Entrance from inside is burned out – someone was burning wires to get the copper out of them, says Maxim.

Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets

Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets

Another street you can see here plastic pieces of wire cover which was pulled off to get the copper inner parts.

Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets

Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets

Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets

Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets

Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets

Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets

An elevator call button lying in the grass.

Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets

Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets

Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets

Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets

Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets

Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets

Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets

Hope you liked and big thanks to Maxim for the effort and explanations!

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10 thoughts on “Residential Areas of Pripyat: Forests In Place of Streets”

  1. Nah! The sanctions are forcing Russia to do what it should have done years ago and that is to develop it’s own resources and not be dependent on trade with the west. It is backfiring on the US empire. I just hope the idiots don’t attack militarily.

  2. Please stop the childish political attacks. People with hopes, dreams and families lived and died in this horrible nuclear accident. Read up on the Chernobyl nightmare and realize that real heroes died to save all of humanity from a potential nuclear Armageddon!

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