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The following pictures depict the present state of Prypiat, home to the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant workers, 23 years after the accident.

The ghost city which was abandoned after the catastrophe, has now grown to a forest. Nature takes over,  invades and collapses human creations, reminding us of the destruction caused by humanity.

Sounds familiar? Perhaps many of these images gave the movie “I am Legend” their inspiration, since the similarities are quite uncanny.

Abandoned city. Forest have grown since the evacuation

Abandoned city. Forests have grown since the evacuation

Empty government building

School

School

School Gym

School Gym

Kindergarden

Kindergarden

Funfair

Pripyat funfair was due to be opened on May 1st, 1986, five days after the accident. Til date, it remains one of the most irradiated parts of Pripyat since the disaster.

Hospital

Hospital

You can find the full story here : http://villageofjoy.com/chernobyl-today-a-creepy-story-told-in-pictures/

Yonia

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