With a salute to Archinect‘s inexhaustible Bryan Finoki, here are some really spectacular photographs of Chernobyl, dead city, like some unused film set for Dante’s Purgatorio, as directed by Andrei Tarkovsky:
And this last one I love – the alphabet itself left behind, derelict, abandoned to the mess of its own scattered half-lives:
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thanks for the salute!
love this site.
are those Polidori’s photos?
The linking site – Military Photos – has either temporarily shut down the Chernobyl link, or has removed the photos entirely (the specific forum won’t open, at least today). But as far as whether those images are Polidori’s… I don’t think they are. But for Polidori’s Chernobyl, see here.
Check out http://www.kiddofspeed.com/ for lots of photos about Chernobyl. Quite unbelievable.
Thanks for the great blog.
Thanks, line out. I’ve seen the Kidd of Speed site before, but it’s always worth a look. And potentially of emulation – i.e. buying a bike and actually doing the same…
Thanks again! –
Chernobyl, one of the most polluted places. Here http://pripyat.com/en/photo_gallery/ – more than 6000 photos from
this territory. More than 20 years passed, but knowbody knows exactly what is going on there. Also there are
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