Chernobyl | The Russian Woodpecker

As we made our way out of Pripyat the day was drawing to a close. The light was fading gradually and our snow clad surroundings were drenched in the cold blue of the evening light. We walked towards the edge of town where the buildings were less numerous and the snow fell heavily upon us,…

Chernobyl | Pripyat Town

The large sign for Pripyat town stands bold and alone at the side of a long empty road. Its modern design juxtaposes against the surrounding area, full of trees and nothing more. The thick blanket of snow that covered the land while we were there only added to the solitude of the place. The sign…

Chernobyl | Making Our Way To Reactor 4

Passing by the big colourful sign marking our entrance into the town of Chernobyl, we noticed a little life along the barren stretch of road that lay out before us. There is a factory still running in the town, the workers spend 15 days on before having to leave, spending 15 days outside of the…

Chernobyl | Approaching the Exclusion Zone and Discovering Zalissia

It was a cold, crisp morning as we made our way through the quiet streets to Independent Square. It wasn’t quite full light and the clouds were dappled in the pastel hues of the rising sun, hidden deep behind the clouds. We were two of a small group that gathered and after a quick passport…