Discussion in 'SMB' started by hefty em, Apr 26, 2019.
Starts 7th may. About Chernobyl iirc. Looking forward.
What’s it about?
Gotta say, I'm looking forward to this myself. One of the most notorious disasters of our time
Went there on Sunday. Facisinating place to Visit. Never been anywhere that was so quiet and creepy.
Learnt a lot really. It could have been so much worse if it wasn’t for some heroic people. The second blast which they prevented could have wiped out the majority of Europe
I bet it's incredibly eerie, especially the funfair
There's a massive dome over the plant now? Like the Simpsons movie?
I believe the sarcophagus as they call it was the largest moving object ever made as they maneuvered it into place
Watched the sky documentary on it. On history or nat geo or summit. It was a spider pig short of a good film
There's been a few documentaries on this, from Seconds to Disaster on Nat Geo to the latest one I've seen, Impossible Engineering on the channel called Yesterday, which focuses on the building of the dome. Even though it's such a tragedy, it's also extremely fascinating
It was. The funfair wasn’t even officially open. Was due to open a week after the disaster. Same as the sports stadium which had trees just growing on the pitch now.
The most eerie bit was the school. All the textbooks were still on the desks, the blackboard still had the writing on and there were footballs and tennis rackets still in the gym.
Also went to a kindergarten which still had dolls and shoes lying around. Mental place
Yeah, was surprising to know that it was only put on there back in 2016. As already mentioned it was build just a few hundred years away then moved over it. Was very interesting
Untouched for 33 years. It has to be the ultimate incarnation of a ghost town on the planet
definitely. Kept saying when we were there it just seemed like a movie set. You just don’t expect to be walking around a town so deserted which used to be so busy
How to keep your zip up or Chernobyl fallout..
The town is Pripyat isn't it? Can you see the reactor from the town?
I believe even though it's now relatively 'safe' there's still certain things you can't touch. Also will remain contaminated for centuries into the future
Yeah it is. The surprising thing was that was still some running buildings in the town: the water station for the area and the laundry for the power plant. Couldn’t see the reactor from there but the town was full of sky rise apartments. Was about a 10 minute drive as well
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