Across from the Pripyat Main Square, rooftops of two 16-storey buildings on Lazareva Street offer some of the best views of Pripyat. Both towers are topped with steel structures – no. 7 (right-side on the second photo) features the Soviet Ukraine Coat of Arms, it housed many Upper Communist Party members. The other building features Hammer and Sickle and housed a library on the ground floor, where I found some beautiful Soviet propaganda in the Agitator Magazine.
It is also an excellent selfie opportunity!
PRIPYAT 1970 welcome sign on the way to the city covered in snow:
The main square as seen from Hotel Polissya with Palace of Culture “ENERGETIK” on the right, and, both 16-storey buildings can be seen in the distance. The letters on the building in the middle say “Let the Atom be a Worker, Not a Soldier” referring to the peaceful use of the nuclear energy featured by Soviet propaganda. In reality the RBMK-1000 reactor used in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant was designed with producing nuclear weapons in mind.
A closer look at the same building:
Pripyat Amusement Park with the Ferris Wheel during a brief snowstorm:
North-West view from the top – Middle School no. 3, Lazurny Swimming Pool, Fujiyama and Fujiyama-Bis 16-storey towers in the distance.