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Another photo on flickr from my trip to chernobyl.

pripyat gym

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Little baby gas mask.

While in the kindergarten we came across a few of these small gas masks that the children would have worn. It must have been a traumatic experience for the little boys and girls not knowing whats going on and why they have to wear these masks.

Little tiny gas mask :-(

pripyat gas mask.

while walking in one of the many buiildings in pripyat we stumbled upon this particular gas mask. this one was in a factory yard amungst debris of leaves in the middle of the yard.

Abandoned gas mask.

Chernobyl Pripyat

The chernobyl disaster is one of the most horrible things that has occurred. it has ruined so many lives and keeps affecting people to this day. Many people have died or gotten sick from the radiation fallout.

having said that it is one of the ‘meccas’ of abandoments around the globe. There are so many buildings left abandoned and looted.

while you are there you do feel the overwhelming sadness of the place and somehow feel bad for taking a tour there just to take photos.

My fascination with the Chernobyl disaster didn’t start when I began exploring abandoned buildings. can’t give a great explanation to why it has fascinated me but the chernobyl disaster has always been something that I have always researched and learnt about in my free time.

To visit this region of area that has been decimated by radiation and the fallout has been something that i have wanted to do for a long time. The sense of sadness that i felt whilst there was more than what i excepted to feel.

Pripyat hospital

pripyat hospital

There will be more photos to come i am just looking through the many that I took and processing them as i go along. It’s a long process as I’m a lazy person.

Holiday.

This blog is mainly going to be about my holiday in the EU. It will consist of photos of abandoned buildings and photos of general sight-seeing from most of the continent. Urban exploration in australia is fun but when I see photos uploaded of places in the UK and the EU I am amazed by the sheer beauty of them. Some places are so big and have been left abandoned for years, even decades with little to no vandalism. This is unheard of in Melbourne.

The holiday will start off with a bang when Nameless (for now)¬† my mate ‘mask’ and I in Ukraine for 10 days with a 3 day 2 night visit to Pripyat. As much of a disaster that was the nuclear meltdown that happened in Chernobyl and the lives it took and changed, it’s still a destination that we are looking forward too.

After our 10 days are up we all go our separate ways. There will be lots of stories and photos from us.

Keep up to date with our adventures  of urban exploring by following my blog and or group one here.

here is a pretty photo for reading this far.
the rays of sun.

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