After Chernobyl

After Chernobyl

Paul Power , October 2011

This was taken on a visit to the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The significance of this photo lies in the fact that once the accident occurred, everybody was evacuated from all surrounding villages, on the understanding that they could return shortly after. No one did, including the owners of these boats, which are slowly rotting. Thousands of people were relocated having left behind most of their possessions.