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STALKER's Pripyat in Real Life

| 7 Mar 2009 20:56
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The name Pripyat will be familiar to anyone has played S.T.A.L.K.E.R Shadows of Chernobyl or Call of Duty 4, and a recent amateur pictorial shows off the abandoned town in all its eerie glory.

The town of Pripyat, located in the Ukraine, was built during the 1970s to house workings for the infamous Chernobyl nuclear power plant. After the disaster in 1986, the town was evacuated in just two days.

These days, Pripyat is relatively safe to visit due to the relatively short half-life of the isotopes involved, and an amateur photographer took a trip to the town and recorded what he saw, from the ruined buildings, to the objects that were left behind, and even the nigh-iconic Ferris wheel.

The full set of pictures can be found here, but be patient as it can take a while to load.

Source: Boing Boing

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