Chernobyl Purgatorio


With a salute to Archinect's inexhaustible Bryan Finoki, here are some really spectacular photographs of Chernobyl, dead city, like some unused film set for Dante's Purgatorio, as directed by Andrei Tarkovsky:


And this last one I love – the alphabet itself left behind, derelict, abandoned to the mess of its own scattered half-lives:

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Blogger Bryan Finoki said...

thanks for the salute!

love this site.

October 08, 2005 3:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

are those Polidori's photos?

October 13, 2005 5:53 AM  
Blogger Geoff Manaugh said...

The linking site – Military Photos – has either temporarily shut down the Chernobyl link, or has removed the photos entirely (the specific forum won't open, at least today). But as far as whether those images are Polidori's... I don't think they are. But for Polidori's Chernobyl, see here.

October 13, 2005 1:59 PM  
Anonymous line out said...

Check out http://www.kiddofspeed.com/ for lots of photos about Chernobyl. Quite unbelievable.

Thanks for the great blog.

February 28, 2006 3:01 PM  
Blogger Geoff Manaugh said...

Thanks, line out. I've seen the Kidd of Speed site before, but it's always worth a look. And potentially of emulation - i.e. buying a bike and actually doing the same...

Thanks again! -

February 28, 2006 11:42 PM  
Anonymous panda said...

Chernobyl, one of the most polluted places. Here http://pripyat.com/en/photo_gallery/ - more than 6000 photos from

this territory. More than 20 years passed, but knowbody knows exactly what is going on there. Also there are

articles, ivestigations, news

October 20, 2006 9:10 AM  

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