Haunting images of Prypiat

There is something that draws me to images of abandoned places. The rich colours of rust, mildew and peeling paint.  Each stray object tells a small story, an intimate glimpse into the past.  It is a story of futility – and yet there is something strangely comforting in the return of nature.

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from artificialowl.net

But in sometimes the story behind the pictures overrides my aesthetic pleasure in the details of colour and texture.  Like the images of Prypiat – the city that stands empty near the Chernobyl reactor. More