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May 22, 2004 6:43 AM   Subscribe

She arranged the flowers, which were grown in radioactive soil in an experimental greenhouse.. Photographs of Chernobyl 1994-1998.
posted by pieoverdone (17 comments total)
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posted by Pretty_Generic at 6:53 AM on May 22, 2004

Also, a motorcycle tour of Chernobyl.
posted by Acetylene at 7:04 AM on May 22, 2004

Acetylene, the motorcycle story is probably fake (although the pictures are real).
posted by angry modem at 7:05 AM on May 22, 2004

Ooops--make that a motorcycle tour of Chernobyl. Sorry about the first link.
posted by Acetylene at 7:05 AM on May 22, 2004

Oh no, I posted this because I wanted to show pictures of Chernobyl without referencing the Elena story. Look at the title of the post.

So it's been followed up by one comment that goes to video game screenshots and another to a story that's been posted, reposted, and talked to death.

I tried. I really did.
posted by pieoverdone at 7:06 AM on May 22, 2004

Sorry, pieoverdone.
posted by Acetylene at 7:08 AM on May 22, 2004

posted by Pretty_Generic at 7:13 AM on May 22, 2004

having spent 40 minutes gazing at the stark beauty of the first three years worth of shots, i will say this:

wow. just wow.

*goes back to gaze upon and consume the rest*

does anyone know the meaning of pioneer? if there are post-accident pioneers, i want to be one. the outskirts and surrounding forests are simply beautiful!
posted by quonsar at 7:15 AM on May 22, 2004

Pioneers were the USSR equivalent of Boy Scouts
posted by pieoverdone at 7:18 AM on May 22, 2004

These are flat out incredible. Thanks.
posted by jonson at 9:16 AM on May 22, 2004

Great post, pieoverdone. Gorgeous pictures.
posted by biscotti at 9:23 AM on May 22, 2004

posted by Etaoin Shrdlu at 9:31 AM on May 22, 2004

Thanks pieoverdone. I was hoping more shots like these would surface.
posted by samh23 at 10:17 AM on May 22, 2004

15 days on/15 days off sounds like a pretty sweet deal. think about it, man!
posted by mcsweetie at 1:11 PM on May 22, 2004

great post. Imagine what it will be like in 50 or 100 years. Imagine entire regions cut off since 1850 and being able to explore the ruins. It will be a gold mine in many ways.
posted by stbalbach at 10:23 PM on May 22, 2004

mcsweetie: Typical for oil-rig workers and similar professions requiring human presence in isolated areas.

Holy crap. Mother Nature does have her moments of dark sarcasm, does she not?
posted by dhartung at 10:53 PM on May 22, 2004

Awesome. dhartung, that photo in particular. More ironic that sarcastic in my view, but still incredible.
posted by dg at 5:37 PM on May 23, 2004

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