Eerie photographs taken recently show how nature is reclaiming an abandoned town 33 years after the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl. The harrowing pictures show what is left of the towns of Chernobyl and Pripyat in Ukraine, with gasmasks scattered about and dolls left abandoned in a day care centre. Other captivating photos show an abandoned supermarket with a shopping trolley outside and a rusting bumper car. Dutch photographer Erwin Zwaan, 47, travelled to the 28-kilometre exclusion zone around Chernobyl in Northern Ukraine in 2016 and 2018 to photograph the ghostly ruins for his book Chernobyl – 30+ Years Without Humans. The power plant and nearby town Pripyat — once home to 50,000 people — remain more or less untouched three decades after they were evacuated in 1986.
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