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Old Posted Jan 27, 2019, 10:12 PM
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Yes I guess it would have been quite an experience to visit Chernobyl before it becomes a thing. Though, as I said, if you take a two or more days tour, you can visit areas where you are quite alone (I mean just you, the guide and the dozen of tourists of your group). It's just some spots which feel somewhat crowded (all is relative of course) by the groups which visit the zone for just one day.
I bet we stayed in the same hotel btw. Actually I think there's just one hotel in Chernobyl, so it has to be the same.


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Old Posted Jan 30, 2019, 12:20 AM
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this is easily one of the most fascinating threads on ssp thank you.

it looks like you were here last summer.

but i think we all are wondering if you have a cough or have noticed any unusual growths on your body?

if anyone else is into nuke tourism fyi there is a more dangerous area in kazahkstan:

https://www.amusingplanet.com/2014/0...-with.html?m=1

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Old Posted Feb 9, 2019, 1:40 PM
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I've just started to glow a little bit in the night.

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Old Posted Feb 9, 2019, 3:50 PM
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I think this fascination for apocalyptic sights is deeply tied to our human need for regeneration.
There's nothing wrong with it a priori. It might even be positive, as long as we keep on our minds that destruction is always easier than building things.
Just as hatred is often easier than love.
Selfishness feels easier than sharing.
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Old Posted Feb 10, 2019, 5:15 PM
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A summer camp :

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I can't thank you enough for uploading all those photo's! Absolutely fascinating and eerie!
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Awesome shots - really interesting place - once again thanks for sharing!
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really amazing

didn't realize it was in such a forest zone
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Old Posted Feb 20, 2019, 2:25 PM
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Weird, but beautiful in some kind of way.
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wow... very empty and eerie... thanks!
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Great pictures.
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Old Posted Feb 22, 2019, 8:52 PM
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156- Near the reactors numbers 5 and 6, which were never completed :


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164- In front of the reactor number 4 sarcophagus. Levels of radioactivity are not so high (1.34 microsievert/hour as you can read, natural levels of radioactivity in Ukraine are between 0.15 and 0.30 microsievert/hour) :





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wait, are the fox's eyes ... glowing?


but seriously, everything you wanted to know about radiation dosages is succinctly outlined at a glance here:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-j...72E14R20110315
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but seriously, everything you wanted to know about radiation dosages is succinctly outlined at a glance here:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-j...72E14R20110315
Interesting. Because a lot of people overestimate the danger of visiting the Zone. But actually, even if the radiation levels can be 10, 20 or 100 times (depending on the spots) as high as the natural radioactivity, you still get a lot less radiations when spending two days in the zone than when passing a X-ray.
The liquidators in 1986 had to face radiations levels thousands or millions times higher. Now, that's dangerous.



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159- I must say this was the eeriest and creepiest moment of my visit in the zone.
The accelerating sound of the Geiger counters, reverberating against the walls of the cooling tower gave a sense of doom, of a an upcoming disaster (see the end of my video on the first post of this thread) :


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That's all !

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Two short videos I hadn't posted yet.
The first one was shot in the "Emerald" summer camp. This area was entirely destroyed by a wildfire in last April.
The second one is inside the cooling tower of reactor 5 and 6, which were never completed.

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Fascinating and amazing. Thank you for the thread. I've always wanted to go
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