Welcome to Chernobyl, pt 2

The insides of devastation.

Chernobyl / Pripyat Gallery, pt 2.
Camera: Lomo LCA
Film: Agfa Visata 400 (Expired 2006)
Location: Chernobyl/Pripyat – Ukraine.
Photoshop: Minor density corrections

Alot of people asked me about the protective clothing situation, if I needed to wear anything special, suits, masks, whatever, well the answer is No.

The official take on the current radiation level for a day trip in the Zone, is that its no worse than staring into the microwave watching last nights pizza reheat.

That said though, the Dosimeter was going off the scale when you stuck it under the snow, and you have to pass a radiation clearance gate type thing when you leave the zone, but they would’nt really send tourists in there if it wasn’t safe?..

Everyone find a spare 10 mins, and watch the Vice Travel Guide to Chernobyl, its a pisser, and a really good example a day trip into the Zone. (I had the same guide as they did too, and he was smashin beers the whole time haha).

After the disaster, standing this close you would have been microwaved in 15 minutes.

Happy Tourist.

So worth it.

10 Responses to “Welcome to Chernobyl, pt 2”

  1. 1 eClair March 6, 2010 at 2:29 am

    It’s like the end of the world in a city. It’s so strange to think that so many were instantly annihilated and now there is no trace of them.
    However, you still do look relatively happy despite those conditions! And for that I commend you.
    (ps. I am a mere stranger but I have fallen head over heals for your blog & photography)

  2. 2 Laughing Hard Crying Harder March 6, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Vagina. E.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e on this blog.

  3. 3 jacintah March 6, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    I understand the fascination, thanks for showing this.

  4. 4 loisron March 7, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Looks seriously devestated and makes you think. You look well. The protective clothing and radiation tests had better work. We only want you home wth one head, not two. Its a joke. 6 toes will be alright. G n G

  5. 5 Wanderer March 9, 2010 at 3:04 am

    So fascinating these photos. They tell more than enough about the devastation that happened there

  6. 6 stella March 12, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    cool photos
    always wanted to go to Lvov (or even Chernobyl), but never managed to do it so far

  7. 8 Adam Saeid April 13, 2010 at 8:33 am

    I really want to go there and find a mutant pet!

    I think the photos are awesome too!

  8. 9 thinkingtoofast April 22, 2010 at 1:08 am

    wow this has always fascinated the shit out of me. Amazing.

  9. 10 Rodrigo September 4, 2010 at 10:15 am

    since I read about Pripyat I wanna go there take pictures too.
    Now that I’ve read about your visit I wnat to go even more!
    and I really liked your pictures.

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