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Old April 12th, 2004, 11:03 PM   #1
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Pictures of Chernobyl

Copied from my forum:

http://www.angelfire.com/extreme4/ki.../chapter1.html
A really interesting look at the area surrounding Chernobyl.
I can only imagine what the cleanup crews and pilots etc. were told when they had to enter this place.
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Old April 12th, 2004, 11:34 PM   #2
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Sort of like the area around Sudbury.
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Old April 13th, 2004, 12:10 AM   #3
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Disturbing, haunting, and a bit poetic. Thanks for sharing.
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Old April 13th, 2004, 12:27 AM   #4
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I... I cannot describe the sensation experienced when looking at these pictures and reading the text... not unlike seeing the first few minutes of 'The Zone' by Tarkowsky. Let's hope humanity can learn the lesson and never do this again.
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Old April 13th, 2004, 01:36 AM   #5
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You mean never be super cheap and cut corners again? Amen!
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Old April 13th, 2004, 09:03 AM   #6
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There is a PC game coming out soon called S.T.A.L.K.E.R. that seems inspired by Tarkakovsky and the events at Chernobyl.
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Old April 13th, 2004, 04:13 PM   #7
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Ignacio & Robert captured it perfectly. Hard to describe the
feeling and definitely disturbing. To get it back on a bit lighter
note and site related: there are some neat locations to shoot
some movies there (if there was no radation).

Thanks for the link!
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Old April 13th, 2004, 07:23 PM   #8
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Hmm. There are some interesting locations here in Chile, ghost towns in the desert, no people... but it's more than the pictures and the place... it's the way this person describes and refers to the whole thing with such irony and humor...
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Old April 14th, 2004, 09:29 PM   #9
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I just looked through the Chernobyl site tonight and was blown away. I don't think I'd go anywhere near that place, that lady has stones. I was fascinated by what I learned- wormwood, glowing trees, those poor fireman that had no idea what they were getting into. I'm kind of bummed out now after seeing those last couple pages of the school and thinking about those little kids in the kindergarten nearby.

I'm in serious need of cheering up.
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Old April 15th, 2004, 02:00 AM   #10
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Yeah, those people who are a bit more meotional might want to skip the last few pages about the school.

I saw this website a few weeks ago. Besides disturbing me, it also reminded me of tha ftermath of a zombie movie, only without the zombies.
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Old April 16th, 2004, 09:36 PM   #11
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Hey, thanks for posting the link. That was a great photo journey and the accompanying text was great. It almost makes me feel guilty for enjoying it so much . . . almost!

It was very sad thinking of all the people who did/could have died there (300-400,000?). It would be an incredible place to visit, shoot and document, but I suppose it's been done already.

Thanks again. It really makes you think!
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Old April 17th, 2004, 01:53 AM   #12
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I too, saw this site a couple weeks ago. The link came to me through a fellow motorcycle rider.

Very sobering read. I couldn't stop until the very end. This lady did a very good job of conveying the mood through stills and text.
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Old May 14th, 2004, 12:33 AM   #13
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I won't be surprised if that striking presentation wins some website awards.
Its URL is being spread like wildfire among the biker crowd and I have no friends who haven't seen it and made favorable comments. No one seems to stop viewing the lengthy collection until they've reached the end.

The young woman who produced it has a daddy in the governmental agency concerned with nuclear affairs. He got special permission for her to go through the danger zone. She's quite an interesting item, herself. She must be a
real spectacle, streaking along on her superbike. But, I wonder if she kissed you on the cheek, if it would glow in the dark?

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