An abandoned nursery within the Chernobyl exclusion zone. People were given very little warning before they were evacuated and believed they would be able to return in a few days so left most of their belongings behind before the seriousness of the disaster became apparent.
After the area was abandoned looters arrived and took many of the most valuable items, items that were highly contaminated in some cases. Other items were also moved around by 'stalkers' - people who illegally enter and explore the zone - so it's hard to say whether the doll pictured here was left in the original rush or whether it was placed there for effect subsequently but either way, walking around the now derelict remnants of once thriving communities is a very eerie but moving experience. #chernobyl#ukraine#eerie#travel
The highlight of our first day inside Chernobyl Exlusion Zone was in the Russian Woodpecker(Duga) control room when we had a surprise encounter with a legend...Pavlo Ushivets, better known as Mustang Wanted. Pavlo is a Ukrainian urban climber known for the high-altitude stunts he performs around the world...the man is fearless & just completed a stunt high above Duga in the Zone. I follow him on Facebook & Instagram & he stated that I was probably one of his 'oldest' followers! 😜@mustangwanted @acid_wizard #chernobyl#duga#pripyat#ukraine#mustangwanted