A place for my photographs to live, along with other random things.

I like to explore and take photographs, whether it be disused buildings or just something random that I happen to like the look of.

I'm currently in the process of adding content from my recent trip to the Ukraine.

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Racing Around Pripyat [Part 3]

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Once the Jupiter Factory was ticked off the list it was time to speed up again and continue sprinting from building to building around Pripyat. Middle School No.3 Located on Sportivnaya Street is the third of Pripyat's five secondary schools. This school tends to get a large amount of traffic due Read more

завод Юпитер | Jupiter Factory

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Following our lunch time Power Plant excursion it was time to head back into Pripyat. Our first stop of the afternoon was at the huge Jupiter Plant. A large proportion of the population of Pripyat were highly educated, and it was decided to build a factory on the outskirts of the city to provide a Read more

Interesting Food, Massive Catfish and a Record Breaking Movable Structure

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After a hectic morning in Pripyat it was time to head to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant complex, where we would eat our dinner. Whilst there we also visited a disused railway bridge which we could observer the giant catfish that inhabit the cooling pond, and then around the New Safe Confinement Read more

Racing Around Pripyat [Part 2]

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After an hour of exploring the massive Hospital No. 126, it was time to resume the normal pace and continue around Pripyat. Gymnasium Our next stop was at one of the cities plentiful sports facilities, a large gymnasium. As mentioned previously it seems that sports and leisures pursuits were Read more

Hospital No. 126

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As mentioned previously, Wednesday was an exceptionally busy day. After visiting the Cafe Pripyat we headed across the street to the cities large Hospital No. 126, the hospital complex comprises of five main buildings with a few smaller outbuildings, we just concentrated on the largest of the Read more

Racing Around Pripyat [Part 1]

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After the previous days brief trip into Pripyat, we returned for a very busy day. Over the course of the Wednesday we would visit over 20 different buildings in Pripyat, it was quite intense. We entered Pripyat along the now heavily wooded Lenin Avenue and got out of the bus adjacent to Lenin Read more

Up High in Pripyat - No.12 Heroes of Stalingrad Street

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Pripyat is a city in northern Ukraine, not far from the border with Belarus. It was founded on the 4th of February 1970 and was named after the nearby Pripyat River. It was designated as as the Soviet Union's ninth nuclear city, purpose built to house the workforce of the new Chernobyl Nuclear Read more

Duga-1 Control Buildings and Chernobyl-2 Military Town

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In order to operate the Duga OTH radar system, a vast array of buildings was necessary to contain all of the control hardware and operational facilities. As mentioned previously, with this being a top secret facility it was necessary to build a self contained military town (Chernobyl-2) to house Read more

Duga-1 Receiver

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Duga was an over-the-horizon radar system used as part of the Soviet anti-ballistic missile early-warning network. The system operated from July 1976 to December 1989. Two operational Duga radars were deployed, one near Chernobyl and Chernihiv in the Ukrainian SSR, the other in eastern Siberia. Read more

Chernobyl 2017

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On the 26th April 1986 a catastrophic nuclear accident occurred in the No.4 light water graphite moderated reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant near the city of Pripyat within what was then the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, part of the Soviet Union. It was one of only two accidents Read more