Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Came with the wind

26.4.1986

At school I had a Math test, but I wondered if someone had noticed my new jeans.
Later I went riding with my friend and fell straight into the lake.
Afterwards we ate some fish and ice-cream.

Two weeks later I went to the hospital. I had got a terrible rash, but the doctors said I wasn't allergic to anything. There's no markings in my diary of Chernobyl. I was just a bit worried if he would saw the scratch marks on my neck. It was some hot and itchy spring.



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Here's some quiet, beautiful photos taken by Finnish photographer Lasse Arkela.
Pripyat – Population Zero

(The page is unfortunately in Finnish. Choose lo-fi/ hi-fi to see the photos)

3 comments:

mimi buzzard said...

I followed your link and looked at the photos. I agree they are very beautiful and haunting. This is a very sad but important post.

taigathefox said...

The photos of the empty hospital beds with teddy-bears were my favourites, altough those made me feel extremely hopeless.

occasional poster of comments said...

Finally got around to looking at the link. Haunting is definitely the word.