The Elevator that Awaited me after Chernobyl

I had a relaxing weekend and was finally able to go back and look at some shots from an ill-advised but very fun trip to Chernobyl. My mom is still not too happy about that one…

This is the “cozy” elevator that awaited me after I got finished with the radiation detox and cleanup area. Note that it was nothing like T’Pol and Travis, if that scene rings a bell…

Ukraine was a rough place, to say the least… that little red light on the elevator was a little alarming since I did not know if it meant there was a problem or if it was ready.

If you missed it, you can read the whole story about the trip to Chernobyl at this link.

The Elevator that Awaited me after Chernobyl

And here is a shot of me holding a Geiger counter that the Russian soldier let me borrow… it was clicking away, giving me a little fright.

Stuck in Chernobyl

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  • http://www.mdsimages.blogspot.com Michael S.

    I jumped back to your previous Chernoble post….very interesting! Sounds like it was quite a cool experience!

  • http://none Ryan Ryan

    Is the first, elevator, picture available as a larger download? It is one of the few images on your site that didn’t link to a flikr image.

  • http://hansmast.com Hans Mast

    Is the first, elevator, picture available as a larger download? It is one of the few images on your site that didn’t link to a flikr image.

    Here it is.

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com tratcliff

    Wups! I had a bad link on there… you can link to the flickr page now, and from there get the huge version.

    Oh – thanks hans! :)

  • http://www.embassyprobooks.com Embassy Pro Books

    Most people like to go somewhere tropical on a trip but this seems very interesting. It must have been surreal standing there and looking at some of thos amazing structures still standing like they were just left in time.

  • Lena

    I hope you liked it in Ukraine.
    Those elevators with worn out floors and numerous autographs and swear words scribbled on the walls…they smell funny too, no? And how can one describe a feeling of stepping into one at 11:50 p.m. on a New Years’ Eve on your way to your friends’ apartment (who happen to live on the last floor) with some mixed feelings of mostly hope – that you will not get stuck in an elevator on a New Years eve…
    And it makes it. What a relief.
    When I am old and all ancient elevators like this one are replaced in Kiev I will be pulling this picture out to remember and celebrate the old days :)

  • http://supersecretvault.com stephanie

    The words radiation detox got me. I’m on my way to the other post.

    This photo of the elevator is rad.

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