October 20, 2009

CHERNOBYL POOL

In the city of Pripyat, Ukraine near Chernobyl. Once a thriving city with 50,000 residents and many modern facilities including a sports center with this indoor swimming pool.
The entire city was evacuated after the nuclear fallout in April 1986. The pool, still full of water, slowly evaporated over the next 20+ years. The pool shown in June 2003.
I try to credit photographers, though many of these images were just pulled from the abyss of random internet photos. Photographers include David McMillan, BR Lappin, Tiblu, and Olli Salo.

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