Poliske town in the Chernobyl Zone

Poliske town, located on the the outskirts on the Chernobyl Zone, was an administrative centre of Poliske district. It was evacuated following the Chernobyl accident and today the wind howls among crumbling buildings and overgrown nature in this rarely visited place.

The houses and apartments are mostly empty thanks to years of looting for scrap metal and missing manhole covers can be quite hard to spot under the autumn leaves.

There’s something special about this place I couldn’t put my finger on when I visited it. Perhaps it’s the blend of new Soviet housing with the traditional wooden cottages slowly sinking into the soil.



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