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CHERNOBYL Photo Essay ...

This photo essay is amateur, a Russian woman documenting her motor bike tours through Chernobyl.

THIS IS POWERFUL, TAKE THE TIME TO VIEW IT !!!
Introduction ...
 http://www.angelfire.com/extreme4/kiddofspeed/chapter1.html

Full Tour ...
 http://www.angelfire.com/extreme4/kiddofspeed/chapter2.html

homepage: homepage: http://www.angelfire.com/extreme4/kiddofspeed/chapter1.html

I don't know its the computer I'm at but... 01.Apr.2004 10:47

blank

Your links seem to be broken or not working at the moment. Like I said, I don't know if it's this computer but I just get some stupid ad page when I click on the link. Please try and correct this problem because I want to show some friends of mine the photo essay, thanks.

Links are Fine 01.Apr.2004 11:36

Tad's ex friend William

The links are O.K. -- maybe just copy and paste the text.

This is really an excellent photo essay. I grew up in Kennewick, WA near Hanford during the height of the Cold War and this is the kind of thing I worried about as a kid. The photos are extremely eerie.

i was able to access it 01.Apr.2004 11:36

magicfrog

For what it is worth, the link worked okay for me.

Very good and sobering photo-essay.

that is neat 01.Apr.2004 13:59

army of the twelve monkeys

I don't mean to say that more people should suffer from radiation poisoning or nuclear meltdowns, but there is something really beautiful about a place that is unsafe for humans to live in and wildlife thrives. Maybe nuclear power plants should be built in Las Angeles or New York.

ugh. 01.Apr.2004 14:28

me

oh well, I'm sure the elite got out in time. (like this photojournalist's dad) while the poor people were sent in to fry. And just think of all the electricity that came from the plant before the meltdown! A little Chernobyl for the Russians, Yucca Mountain for the Native Americans, and whitey gets to run his eclectrical appliances so cheap! DVD players, for example, have become practically a neccesity you know!

Funny thing is, this is just waiting to happen again and again all over the world.

Radio 01.Apr.2004 17:29

Active

An amazing photo essay. A must see for it's sheer poignancy and eerie ironies. A ghost of a nightmare such as this is rarely captured in such detail. I'm not sure that I'd like to be the riding around that radiation - so I admire her dedication in presenting these images.

slash 01.Apr.2004 21:05

dot

thanks for the  http://slashdot.org ripoff article. it was posted there months ago origionally and again last week.

New link same photos 27.Apr.2004 13:57

Moody