I’m re-posting this from October 2021 with the addition of an original war protest song by Timothy Price.
Kiev, Chernobyl & Pripyat – en Graffe
My pal Alex Morris sent us pics of murals & graf from the Ukraine. The first four are all in, and around, Kiev city centre.
“While I were wending me merry away around Kiev I noticed some fancy graffiti and all that. Sending you some of the best over.”
“However, an unexpected work trip arose in September 2021. And so with a day off on Sunday 12th September, we booked into a day tour and headed to the location of the world’s worst nuclear disaster.”
“Chernobyl is a region permanently stuck in the past, that also provides an important message for the future.”
WOW! There it is guys, Chernobyl! Omg, it’s got a mural on it.
“All of which can only lead onto the local town of Pripyat, which was built to house local power plant workers and their families.”
“The mass evacuation of the city was delayed whilst authorities denied the reality of the situation, eventually evacuating the city in a matter of hours.”
“Visitors can only stay in Pripyat for a short while and you’re not allowed to touch anything, otherwise you risk contaminating yourself”.
“In fact, there are radiation checks when you leave the Exclusion Zone to ensure you’ve not done anything stupid.”
“Some people do break into the Exclusion Zone and have to treks for days in the woods to reach Pripyat, which exposes them to a lot of radiation. But some of them may be the ones completing the graffiti. I couldn’t find any details on whether it was allowed by the government or not. But it’s there to behold.”
Photos taken by Alex Morris – September, 2021
Alex’s post on visiting Chernobyl, Pripyat & Kiev is fabulous! Click on over and check it out!
There is no end to taggers on this planet. Yet, somehow it’s comforting to me to know that. Not sure why. Perhaps it speaks to commonality of humanity.
A work of art, yet so far away it’s difficult to make out. Nonetheless it’s neat to see a Kiev street! Interesting parking.
You can also find this song on Tim’s Blog