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Pripyat Fairground, (Chernobyl Exclusion Zone) - Oct 2016

 

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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One of the most clíche, "tourist" places in The Zone. I extensively covered this one in 2013 so didn't shoot toooo much..... This is literally the most shot place here...But its important nonetheless.

The fairground was being prepared for its opening on May Day, which was most a important day in the Soviet Union/C.C.C.P.

 

This never happened and work was immediatly finished when the town was evacuated a couple of days after Reactor 4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant blew up on April 26th.

Some reports say that the park was opened briefly on April 27th to distract people from the events unfolding at the Power Station but this is unconfirmed.

 

Radiation here is generally low, but pockets of moss have incredibly high levels so these are best avoided; these are usually in the moss and vegetation

It is thought that the Ferris Wheel has never rotated an inch since being erected, and quietly creaks and groans in the corner.


The lamp posts in this area where adorned with old red "Soviet Stars" for the May Day Parade.

 

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Thank you for looking :-), More attractions at:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/landie_man/albums/72157674198627731

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