Pripyat (Pripiat): 21 Years After the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded, Ukraine 2007 (4/16)

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A silver birch tree grows through the floor on the terrace of Hotel Polissia. The hammer and sickle is visable atop the distant appartments.<br />
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Pripyat (Pripiat), 1km from the reactor, was designed as an exemplar of Soviet planning for the 50,000 people who worked at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1986 the result was the worst nuclear accident in history. Now a ghost town in Ukraine, Pripyat is in a radioactive exclusion zone unfit for human habitation for hundreds of years. This image was taken in 2007 over 5 hours, apparently the safe period of exposure.<br />
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This image was exhibited at the Architectural Association, London in the exhibition "Pripyat: 21 Years After Chernobyl, photographs by Quintin Lake" 2008<br />
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The image is also published in the book "Drawing Parallels, Architecture Observed" by Quintin Lake
A silver birch tree grows through the floor on the terrace of Hotel Polissia. The hammer and sickle is visable atop the distant appartments.

Pripyat (Pripiat), 1km from the reactor, was designed as an exemplar of Soviet planning for the 50,000 people who worked at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1986 the result was the worst nuclear accident in history. Now a ghost town in Ukraine, Pripyat is in a radioactive exclusion zone unfit for human habitation for hundreds of years....
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