Pripyat: Amusement Park

Pripyat’s amusement park was set up for use during May Day and Victory Day celebrations. Because the Chernobyl disaster happened just days before the holidays, none of the attractions were ever used. The amusement park is one of the most photogenic areas in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

Amusement park in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Amusement park

Bumper cars at the amusement park in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Bumper cars

Bumper cars at the amusement park in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Bumper cars

Amusement park in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Amusement park

Amusement park in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Amusement park

Chair swing at the amusement park in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Chair swing

Chair swing at the amusement park in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Chair swing

I enjoyed photographing the Ferris Wheel more than any other part of the amusement park. It was the eeriest part of my visit to the Exclusion Zone, especially when I could hear the creaking of the metal in the wind that periodically broke the total silence.

Ferris Wheel at the amusement park in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Ferris Wheel

Ferris Wheel in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Ferris Wheel

Ferris Wheel at the amusement park in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Ferris Wheel

Ferris Wheel at the amusement park in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Ferris Wheel

Ferris Wheel at the amusement park in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Ferris Wheel

Ferris Wheel in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Ferris Wheel

Ferris Wheel at the amusement park in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Ferris Wheel

Ferris Wheel at the amusement park in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Ferris Wheel

Ferris Wheel at the amusement park in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Ferris Wheel

Ferris Wheel at the amusement park in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Ferris Wheel

Ferris Wheel at the amusement park in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Ferris Wheel

Ferris Wheel at the amusement park in Pripyat, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Ukraine

Ferris Wheel

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