Lasse Damgaard
  • On April 26, 1986, Reactor 4 of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant suffered a catastrophic failure, the aftereffects of which are still being felt to this day. Danish photographer Lasse Damgaard explores the haunting remains of a city that once was home to thousands. Remnants of bumper cars lay abandoned in the ruins of an amusement park.
    Lasse Damgaard
  • Pripyat's iconic ferris wheel, part of an amusement park scheduled to open only days after the nuclear meltdown occurred April 26, 1986.
    Lasse Damgaard
  • A cross stands at the entrance to Pripyat.
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  • A view of the Pripyat town square.
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  • The abandoned town square in Pripyat.
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  • The entrance to an abandoned apartment complex in Pripyat.
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  • An interior view of the apartment complex.
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  • Coins and bills on a window sill.
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  • A classroom in an abandoned school building.
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  • A waiting room with four empty chairs.
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  • An abandoned swimming pool complex.
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  • An abandoned classroom.
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  • Empty room with view of a ferris wheel.
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  • Empty room with overturned desk and chair.
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  • A shoe in the abandoned gymnasium.
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  • An abandoned gymnasium in Pripyat.
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  • A monument to the emergency personnel that responded to the Chernobyl disaster was erected near the power plant.
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  • The welcome sign to Pripyat, Ukraine, the site of the Chernobyl power plant.
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  • Two catfish, about eight feet in length, swim in the river near the power plant.
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  • The entrance to the first zone of exclusion outside of Chernobyl, approximately 30 kilometers from the power plant.
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  • An older woman, one of only a few hundred people who stayed behind after the evacuation of Chernobyl.
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  • A tree grows through broken floor tiles.
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