This was the town in the early 1980's.
This is how it looks now. The park is the most radiaoactive section of town because it is directly in front of the reactor. On the day of the disaster, the North wind brought the first clouds here and it is said that people ran for their lives as they searched for their children in the atomic smoke...... I don't know if it's true.
Perhaps future archeologists will compare this town to Pompeii. The Soviet era is forever preserved here - in the radiation that will last for many centuries.
Every step toward the little cars adds 100 microroentgen to my geiger counter reading.