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Cáfe Pripyat (The Dish),(Chernobyl Exclusion Zone) - October 2016

 

Again, I visited here in 2013 so took very few photos as there is just so much to see in "The Zone".

 

These were shot on my second time to The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. I visited in October 2016 for a four day tour which took us to many places which one might not see on a normal tourist trail to the zone.

It was an amazing experience to see The Zone again and each day was packed, getting up at 06:30 to catch the 07:40 train from Slavutych to The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Station, and back to our rented house in Slavutych (the town built to house those who lost their homes in Pripyat) at around 20:00/21:00.


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Cáfe Pripyat was once a bustling harbour side spot where the young locals (Average age of Pripyat was 26) would drink and enjoy sun-drenched BBQs by the water and ice skating and fishing in the winter months.

It was known locally as "The Dish" and was surrounded by Rose Bushes before The Accident; the Pripyat river where it sat would be adorned with boats.

 

It now sits crumbling away after thirty years of abandonment with varying patches of radiation in the vegetation which surrounds.

 

It makes you feel quite cold inside that many of these "kids", just young men, either received a fatal or life changing dose of radiation on the evening of the 26th April 1986; or during the clean up operation in the following months.  

It seems there was a bit of a disco vibe in Pripyat; photos of parties can be found online.

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Thanks for reading :-)

 

More Deserted Hangouts at:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/landie_man/albums/72157675336359955

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