1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Touring The Chernobyl Nuclear Accident Site In 2010

Michael Larabel

Published on 7 April 2010
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 5 of 9 - 85 Comments

Within Pripyat, one of the first buildings we went inside was an arts and recreation complex at the time. These types of complexes within the Soviet Union were known as "Palace of Culture" and common among cities. There was a nicely sized theater inside, a dance hall, a gymnasium, and many other rooms.


In the backroom behind the theater were also many paintings and other props that were to be used for an election taking place that year along with the upcoming first of May celebrations. Broken glass can be found throughout (due to the aforementioned breaking of windows to avoid an excessive build-up of radiation plus vandalism) and many other artifacts from the 80's throughout from shoes to books and even a violin case.


Located near this Pripyat arts building was the brand-new amusement park that was scheduled to open in May of 1986, but because of the accident it was left untouched and remains one of the most photographed areas of the abandoned nuclear town. There were bumper cars, a Ferris wheel, and other rides.


Within the Pripyat amusement park for children and within other Pripyat buildings is small amounts of "artistic graffiti", which was reportedly done by a French visitor a few years back.


Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Intel Launches The Core i7 5960X, Mighty Powerful Haswell-E CPUs
  2. AMD Radeon R9 290: Gallium3D vs. Catalyst Drivers
  3. AMD Radeon R9 290 Open-Source Driver Works, But Has A Ways To Go
  4. Trying The Configurable 45 Watt TDP With AMD's A10-7800 / A6-7400K
Latest Linux Articles
  1. How Intel Graphics On Linux Compare To Open-Source AMD/NVIDIA Drivers
  2. The Fastest NVIDIA GPUs For Open-Source Nouveau With Steam Linux Gaming
  3. Testing For The Latest Linux Kernel Power Regression
  4. The Most Energy Efficient Radeon GPU For AMD Linux Gaming
Latest Linux News
  1. AMD Steppe Eagle Flys To Coreboot
  2. Intel Beignet Is Working Out Surprisingly Well For OpenCL On Linux
  3. Coreboot Adds Lenovo X220 With Native Sandy Bridge Support
  4. Canonical Has Yet To Land X.Org Server 1.16 For Ubuntu 14.10
  5. Imagination Launches A MIPS Development Board
  6. Getting Involved With The New Raspberry Pi Graphics Driver
  7. A New AMD Catalyst Linux Driver Unofficially Surfaces
  8. LibreOffice Ported To 64-bit ARM (AArch64)
  9. Enlightenment E19 RC3 Shows Off The New Wayland Compositor
  10. Metro Redux Is Going To Require OpenGL 4.x On Linux
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Btrfs Gets Talked Up, Googler Encourages You To Try Btrfs
  2. Updated graphics drivers for Ubuntu 12.04 Precise LTS
  3. Catalyst 14.201.1008
  4. It's Now Possible To Play Netflix Natively On Linux Without Wine Plug-Ins
  5. Users defect to Linux as OpenBSD removes Lynx from base system
  6. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  7. Canonical Joined The Khronos Group To Help Mir/Wayland Drivers
  8. Radeon HD5670 and Ubuntu 14.04