The Little Girl Blowing Bubbles in Chernobyl

I recently had some spare time. Well, not really. But I did insert into my schedule something I've been meaning to do for a long time - go back and re-examine some of my Chernobyl shots. I wasn't ever happy with the way this one turned out, so I went back to give it a fresh pass.


I wrote up a long story about my trip to Chernobyl, which you might enjoy. This photo was taken just a uranium rod's throw from Chernobyl in the little town that all the workers lived in called "Pripyat". It was abandoned immediately when the meltdown happened. It was a perfect little Soviet master-planned community from the 80's. During the emergency evacuation, kids left their schoolbooks on desks, families left clothes unpacked, and cafeteria workers left food unfinished. This particular picture was taken by the playground where creepy toys creaked in the wind.


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Taken on February 1, 2007