Pripyat – “Through Time”. Comparison of the ghost town before and after the Chernobyl accident

As you know, the city of Pripyat was one of the youngest cities in the Ukrainian SSR. The city was built specifically for the residence of the personnel of one of the largest nuclear power plants in Europe – the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The city also served as a major transit point at the crossroads of the country’s transport arteries.

Today I would like to show you the creative project of my wife Victoria – Through Time, in which in one photo you can see two lifetimes of the city of Pripyat.

Проспект Ленина, "Белый дом"
Проспект Ленина, “Белый дом”

By the way, Pripyat was an exemplary city in which Soviet citizens dreamed of living. The city has repeatedly received awards for the best architecture, wide avenues, beautiful and comfortable houses, parks.

Магазин «Восход»
Shop “Sunrise”
Мост «смерти». Въезд в город
The bridge of “death.” Entry into the city
Музыкальная школа
Music school
Музыкальная школа
Music school
Бассейн «Лазурный»
Swimming pool “Azure”
Горисполком Припяти
Executive Committee of Pripyat
Стелла на въезде в Припять
Stella at the entrance to Pripyat
Чернобыльская АЭС
Chernobyl NPP
Почта города Припять
Pripyat city post
Почта города Припять
Pripyat city post
Бассейн Лазурный в Припяти
Swimming Pool of Pripyat
Двор дома по улице Леси Украинки
The yard of the house on the street Lesya Ukrainka
Отель Полесье
Hotel Polesie
Bus station
Магазин «Колосок»
Shop “Spikelet”
Школа №1 города Припять
School number 1 of the city of Pripyat
Колесо обозрения в Припяти
Ferris Wheel in Pripyat
Дом культуры Энергетик
House of Culture Energetik

Thanks for attention. All photos “before the accident” were taken from open sources on the Internet and belong to their authors.