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15 Haunting Photos From Inside The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

DL Cade | Posted 06.01.2015 | Arts
DL Cade

Urbex and photographer Iain Bolton offer us a haunting glimpse into the town of Pripyat, the nuclear city established in February of 1970 to support a nearby power plant you might have heard of... It was called Chernobyl.

Dark Tourism Comes to Ukraine: Before and After Photos of Chernobyl

Ashley Hardaway | Posted 01.25.2015 | Travel
Ashley Hardaway

This town would have been special in any country; let alone Ukraine where most villages are thankful if they have 24-hour running water. Now before me was nothing but ruble and the ever-present sound of crunching glass shattering as we traipsed through the vacant city center.

Must See Yerevan

Jared S. Baumeister | Posted 07.06.2014 | Travel
Jared S. Baumeister

While you are unlikely to confuse Yerevan with Paris, Tamanyan's plans were successful in making Yerevan a city that is quite distinct from many of the grey, monolithic ex-Soviet cities that litter the territory of the former USSR.

Gerd Ludwig, Chernobyl Through His Lens

Annie Stein | Posted 06.02.2014 | Arts
Annie Stein

Some people can't just let things drop. They just can't let them go. In some cases passion and commitment to a higher cause keeps them hanging on. Such is the case with National Geographic photographer Gerd Ludwig.

Sochi Strays, Facades, and Dire Consequences

Nichole Bernier | Posted 04.20.2014 | Sports
Nichole Bernier

I found myself squirming as I watched the Olympic opening ceremonies, physically uncomfortable as the camera panned the enormous new stadium. It seemed unnervingly ambitious for contractors who had also produced the likes of a bathroom with two toilets in a single stall.

PHOTOS: Touring Chernobyl And The Lost Town Of Pripyat

Posted 10.16.2012 | Travel

The Chernobyl Diaries, another entry in the canon of handheld horror, recently dramatized Pripyat, the town near the nuclear reactor abandoned after t...

PHOTOS: A Day At Chernobyl, 26 Years Later

Elyse Pasquale | Posted 10.11.2012 | Travel
Elyse Pasquale

It takes a certain kind of tourist to sign away their life and board a bus to the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster.

Chernobyl: The Discord's in the Details

Patrick McGinnis | Posted 09.19.2011 | Travel
Patrick McGinnis

When Pripyat was abandoned, its citizens were given only a few hour's notice before they were compelled to leave. It has remained empty since that time and is now, in essence, a time capsule of Soviet life.