IN 1986 REACTOR NUMBER 4 EXPLODED.
Residents were forced out of their homes, and given only hours to collect all they could carry. They believed that they would be home again soon, but almost 3 decades later, the towns and villages of the Chernobyl exclusion zone are still deserted. Devoid of all human life, radiation has turned this land into an urban wasteland. It’s a tragic story of human folly, but for the dark tourist it’s better than Christmas.
Here are a few of the things I saw in the Exclusion Zone! Radiation level, high.
Highway to the Danger Zone!
The lost villages.
Empty beds in an empty kindergarten.
A lovely day at the funfair.
Fancy a swim?
School’s out forever.
Radioactive gas masks.
A radioactive gym.
A radioactive truck.
The Russian Woodpecker. The Soviet’s loved their giant radar contraptions. The bigger the better.
All Photos Property of Richard Collett