Shelter by S. Tkachenko

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Comments (94)

Sergei Tkachenko on January 20, 2010

to Dmytro [DieZ] People live in a 30 km circle around Chernobyl. I've seen an old man carrying a bucket of water in a ghost village. It was quite frankly frightening :)

AnibalMen on February 8, 2010

Beautiful image.. good

skytreker on March 4, 2010

It looks so eerie ... like some postapocalyptic scene and a warning not to temper with the forces of nature.

Justyna Jędrzejczak on March 28, 2010

This is great. very good photo and perfect colors. the effect is very realistic and a bit "dark". it's a revelation for me. greetings from Poland

Sergei Tkachenko on May 4, 2010

to La.Boheme Thank you!

David.Khalil Zare on June 6, 2010

Very nice picture of a very sad place !

ConservativeUSA on June 8, 2010

Some of the people who are commenting saying this is from a game, you're wrong. Americans were a huge part of the "Object Shelter" and they had probably put that english stop sign there for the reason. Also many other gates at chernobyl have english signs.

To Sergei- Great photo, The cloudy sky makes the perfect eerie mood for the largest atomic disaster in history.I sure hope my town's fate isnt the same as Prypiat's (Hanford Nuclear Power Plant)

Sergei Tkachenko on June 12, 2010

to ConservativeUSA Thank you! You're right. A lot of Americans worked there for quite a long time. They made great input in terms of technology and industrial safety. I had a chance to talk to some of them during my visit to "Shelter Object". As to STOP sign. It is a regular road sign, because Soviet Union adopted European traffic rules 30 years ago. That guy who told that just doesn't have driver's license. There are a lot of youngsters here who know about Chernobyl tragedy only because of "Stalker". They unaware of scale of disaster. They know nothing about people which died trying eliminate consequences of it.

Death_SpecteR-9 on June 26, 2010

Awesome Image. I'm new around here. Can't help to think your name sounds familiar. Not that I know you. I am helping free the world from the expanding zone. Because the world fears the zones expansion.:D

Sergei Tkachenko on August 27, 2010

to LarryDart: Thanks!

John Cocosa on October 4, 2010

great photo, Greetings

Fergus808 on October 9, 2010

Excellent image. I, however, do hope Nuclear Fission is our future regarding electricity production. Renewables are expensive & unreliable, whilst Nuclear is almost carbon-neutral, safe & very reliable. I live close to two AGR's & feel completely safe. I would campaign for 2+ more reactors, in fact. The local skills & careers provided are a big factor, too. However, TO THE BRAVE FIREFIGHTERS OF THE USSR ! MAY THEIR SACRIFICE NEVER BE FORGOTTEN ! And: ALL HAIL THE INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC & TECHNICAL WORKERS ! THEIR WORK MAKES REACTOR 4 SAFE !

Sergei Tkachenko on November 26, 2010

to Gary Geisler. Thank you!

Oleh RA on April 1, 2011

відмінне фото! Подобається + Вибрані

eric999 on April 20, 2011

Great picture with sad background! I like the pic but I don't like nuclear power. Big respect to you, I wouldn't go near the power plant. Greetings from Bavaria, Germany!

Petro Stepanovich on April 25, 2011

Сейчас исполняется 25 лек как все это произошло. А до аварии четвертый блок был более красивый.

天王星 on December 11, 2011


leifgrimm on June 23, 2012

Respect! Did the camera survive the radiation? And how do you feel when you were there? Like + FV Greetings from Germany, Leif!

Sergei Tkachenko on June 25, 2012

to leifgrimm Everything was OK! Thank you!

Petr Brychta on July 25, 2012

Tohle je opravdu továrna smrti...

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    by Sergei Tkachenko