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Postcards From Pripyat, Chernobyl

 

 

 

” Chernobyl is one of the most interesting and dangerous places I’ve been. The nuclear disaster, which happened in 1986 (the year after I was born), had an effect on so many people, including my family when we lived in Italy. The nuclear dust clouds swept westward towards us. The Italian police went round and threw away all the local produce and my mother rushed out to purchase as much tinned milk as possible to feed me, her infant son.

  It caused so much distress hundreds of miles away, so I can’t imagine how terrifying it would have been for the hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian citizens who were forced to evacuate.

  During my stay, I met so many amazing people, one of whom was my guide Yevgen, also known as a ‘Stalker’. We spent the week together exploring Chernobyl and the nearby abandoned city of Pripyat. There was something serene, yet highly disturbing about this place. Time has stood still and there are memories of past happenings floating around us.

  Armed with a camera and a dosimeter geiger counter I explored…

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  Shot using DJI Phantom 2 (GoPro3+) and Canon 7D “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 For Some Reason, I Can’t Look Away…

” These real life ruins offer an eerie glimpse into a world without humans. Their dark walls inspire a sense of wonder like I’ve never felt before.”

 

 

5. Willard Asylum – Willard, New York

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” Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane was built in 1869 and closed in 1995. Housing 4000 patients at its peak, more than half of the 50,000 patients who called Willard Asylum their home died within its walls. This makes the asylums morgue (pictured above) one of the creepiest places we can imagine. By its closure, most patients were eventually integrated back into society, but in the early days “people didn’t leave unless it was in a box.” “

 

 

 

” 22. Wreck of the SS America – Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

 

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” This former United States ocean liner was wrecked in 1994 after 54 years of service.”

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