(click on the picture below for a tour of 15 panoramas)
On April 26th, 1986, a power surge in Reactor No. 4 of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant triggered an explosion that resulted in the worst nuclear disaster in history. Now, almost 30 years later, the power plant is being decommissioned and thick forests smother the ghost town of Pripyat, a Soviet-era community that was home to almost 50,000 inhabitants at the time of its evacuation. Buildings there have been plundered for anything of value and are slowly crumbling under nature’s aggressive advance.
The 15 panoramas included in this tour were taken at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and in the ruins of the nearby town of Pripyat in July of 2015.