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The House Of Soul
I distinguish a religion and a church. Understand various human beliefs and disrespect the institute of church with all those greedy unnecessary proxies between people and their faith. Usually I think of a temple as an office for all sorts of "fathers" where they make their revenue, but this time was different. The church in Krasno was founded in 1800 according to the official story, but that not how orthodox counts temple's age — it starts with a communion table which came from a burned temple of Mashevo. That date could be a hundred years earlier. The temple was looted during Chernobyl disaster — striped of all its relics. Now days it's abandoned. However some times official tourists visit it, a remainder of former flock comes from outside of the zone to pay respect to their dead and a father drives here to check on the building. It was our home and shelter — average radiation level outside is 4 times higher the max allowed. The village is almost fully consumed by nature with no other place to stay. The house warmed us, sheltered from rain and wind. Once it even warned us that someone is coming and miraculously pushed us out, but that a story on its own. When you light up candles, lie down on 200 years old wooden floor and look at saints, angels and god painted on the dome it gives you that feeling of calm and tranquility regardless of your religion, despite your atheism. And then when you brain is occupied by divine unearthly thoughts, when the night comes down and everyone is asleep, you hear mighty wings chopping air, heavy body landing right next to you and see dark silhouette against barred window. That was Arzamas — an owl living in the temple. This ancient looted abandoned structure still stands and gives shelter to people and animals. 
#chernobyl #exclusion #zone #abandoned #abandonedplaces #longexposure #longexposurephotography #stars
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The Ghost
I've been detained/interrogated a few times by glorious soviet cops, but never made it to an isolation ward aka СИЗО. Technically it was more like racket tan a legal action. So first time I met soviet penitentiary system was in Pripyat', twenty four years after USSR collapsed. Post-soviet states have inherited that institute with no change. Currently Ukraine is going through a painful process of getting rid of soviet past and mentality but it's going to be years before we see any result. The dark tiled way with open cells and bright light at the end is a very symbolic and telling scene.
#chernobyl #zone #pripyat #abandoned #abandonedplaces
#waywednesday +#WayWednesday by +Peter Carroll and +Rob Tilley;
#monochromeworld  +Monochrome World by +andi rivarola
#allthingsmonochrome +All Things Monochrome by +Charles Lupica +Bill Wood
#HQSPMonochrome +HQSP Monochrome by +Blake Harrold +Luis Vivanco S.
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club by +abhishek chamaria, +JR Snyder Jr, +June Penn, +Seth Mayer, +Steve Tang;
#BTPMonochromePro +BTP Monochrome Pro +Carey St. Hilaire +Rinus Bakker
#MonochromePhotography #BlackandWhitePhotography #BlackandWhite #Monochrome
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Stalker
Frankly saying I don't like what Tarkovsky did to Strugatskys' "Roadside Picnic" in terms of story, even though they agreed to script it. However I've always admired Andrey's images, photographer's view. He has always been capable to scratch my inners to make me reflect on his footage. Taking into account my obsession with abandoned places, "Roadside" Zone and Chernobyl Zone, "Stalker" has a special meaning to me, more than just an eye candy. This view's struck me the moment I turned my head. Almost saw that handcar with Red, Professor and Writer. The picture breathes with Stalkerness the Tarkovsky's way. Not only the set up was like Andrey would capture it, but it was raining. There was something between the director and water. We just sat there, four illegal Chernobyl rangers, silently looking towards sunrise, thinking and resting before the next sprint towards Pripyat'.
‪#‎chernobyl‬ ‪#‎zone‬ ‪#‎tarkovsky‬ ‪#‎strugatsky‬ #abandoned #abandonedplaces
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Stalker
Frankly saying I don't like what Tarkovsky did to Strugatskys' "Roadside Picnic" in terms of story, even though they agreed to script it. However I've always admired Andrey's images, photographer's view. He has always been capable to scratch my inners to make me reflect on his footage. Taking into account my obsession with abandoned places, "Roadside" Zone and Chernobyl Zone, "Stalker" has a special meaning to me, more than just an eye candy. This view's struck me the moment I turned my head. Almost saw that handcar with Red, Professor and Writer. The picture breathes with Stalkerness the Tarkovsky's way. Not only the set up was like Andrey would capture it, but it was raining. There was something between the director and water. We just sat there, four illegal Chernobyl rangers, silently looking towards sunrise, thinking and resting before the next sprint towards Pripyat'. #chernobyl #zone #tarkovsky #strugatsky #roadsidepicnic #stalker #abandoned #abandonedplaces
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Dnepr River, Ukraine
After a multiday trip to Chernobyl Exclusion Zone an amazing relaxing stay at the islands of Dnepr helps you to recover and adapt to civilization .
#infraredfriday +InfraredFriday by +Paula Cobleigh and +Ingo Schobert
#FramedSubjectFriday | +FramedSubjectFriday by +Carsten Schlipf | +Claus Allweil | +Dirk Müller | +Klaus Baumecker | +Matthias Haeussler
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The House Of Soul
I distinguish a religion and a church. Understand various human beliefs and disrespect the institute of church with all those greedy unnecessary proxies between people and their faith. Usually I think of a temple as an office for all sorts of "fathers" where they make their revenue, but this time was different. The church in Krasno was founded in 1800 according to the official story, but that not how orthodox counts temple's age — it starts with a communion table which came from a burned temple of Mashevo. That date could be a hundred years earlier. The temple was looted during Chernobyl disaster — striped of all its relics. Now days it's abandoned. However some times official tourists visit it, a remainder of former flock comes from outside of the zone to pay respect to their dead and a father drives here to check on the building. It was our home and shelter — average radiation level outside is 4 times higher the max allowed. The village is almost fully consumed by nature with no other place to stay. The house warmed us, sheltered from rain and wind. Once it even warned us that someone is coming and miraculously pushed us out, but that a story on its own. When you light up candles, lie down on 200 years old wooden floor and look at saints, angels and god painted on the dome it gives you that feeling of calm and tranquility regardless of your religion, despite your atheism. And then when you brain is occupied by divine unearthly thoughts, when the night comes down and everyone is asleep, you hear mighty wings chopping air, heavy body landing right next to you and see dark silhouette against barred window. That was Arzamas — an owl living in the temple. This ancient looted abandoned structure still stands and gives shelter to people and animals. 
#chernobyl #exclusion #zone #abandoned #abandonedplaces #longexposure #longexposurephotography #stars
#photojournalworlwide +Photo Journal Worldwide by +andi rivarola
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The Ghost
I've been detained/interrogated a few times by glorious soviet cops, but never made it to an isolation ward aka СИЗО. Technically it was more like racket tan a legal action. So first time I met soviet penitentiary system was in Pripyat', twenty four years after USSR collapsed. Post-soviet states have inherited that institute with no change. Currently Ukraine is going through a painful process of getting rid of soviet past and mentality but it's going to be years before we see any result. The dark tiled way with open cells and bright light at the end is a very symbolic and telling scene.
#chernobyl #zone #pripyat #abandoned #abandonedplaces
#waywednesday +#WayWednesday by +Peter Carroll and +Rob Tilley;
#monochromeworld  +Monochrome World by +andi rivarola
#allthingsmonochrome +All Things Monochrome by +Charles Lupica +Bill Wood
#HQSPMonochrome +HQSP Monochrome by +Blake Harrold +Luis Vivanco S.
#MonochromeArtyClub +Monochrome Arty Club by +abhishek chamaria, +JR Snyder Jr, +June Penn, +Seth Mayer, +Steve Tang;
#BTPMonochromePro +BTP Monochrome Pro +Carey St. Hilaire +Rinus Bakker
#MonochromePhotography #BlackandWhitePhotography #BlackandWhite #Monochrome
#filmnoirphotos +Film Noir Photos
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Nice image +Eugene Madatov. We have re-posted it to the +All Things Monochrome page. Thanks for contributing to #AllThingsMonochrome  
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Stalker
Frankly saying I don't like what Tarkovsky did to Strugatskys' "Roadside Picnic" in terms of story, even though they agreed to script it. However I've always admired Andrey's images, photographer's view. He has always been capable to scratch my inners to make me reflect on his footage. Taking into account my obsession with abandoned places, "Roadside" Zone and Chernobyl Zone, "Stalker" has a special meaning to me, more than just an eye candy. This view's struck me the moment I turned my head. Almost saw that handcar with Red, Professor and Writer. The picture breathes with Stalkerness the Tarkovsky's way. Not only the set up was like Andrey would capture it, but it was raining. There was something between the director and water. We just sat there, four illegal Chernobyl rangers, silently looking towards sunrise, thinking and resting before the next sprint towards Pripyat'.
‪#‎chernobyl‬ ‪#‎zone‬ ‪#‎tarkovsky‬ ‪#‎strugatsky‬ #abandoned #abandonedplaces
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Chernobyl 2015
I've just finished the album dedicated to 2015 Chernobyl expedition. Every season, every trip to the zone is different. When you cross the barbed wire or Uzh river you never know what whirl of events will pick you up and where it will drop you. An illegal ranger experiences various privations, even injuries, along side with feelings of serenity, strength, brotherhood, joy and even happiness. Every step, every minute makes you tougher and... calmer. This trip was all about calm and escape from modern civilization: sleeping till you cant's anymore, no phones or computers except GPS, roof top sunset meditations, guitar, songs, sandy beaches, wind and sun. Of course it were some human encounters but the number was ignorable. I'm not sure if I will write a story like I did last year, but I sure will post album pictures annotated with "behind the scene" paragraph or two.
http://www.madatovphotography.com/Chernobyl-2015/
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Dnepr River, Ukraine
After a multiday trip to Chernobyl Exclusion Zone an amazing relaxing stay at the islands of Dnepr helps you to recover and adapt to civilization .
#infraredfriday +InfraredFriday by +Paula Cobleigh and +Ingo Schobert
#FramedSubjectFriday | +FramedSubjectFriday by +Carsten Schlipf | +Claus Allweil | +Dirk Müller | +Klaus Baumecker | +Matthias Haeussler
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Morning peak hours in metro. That was probably first time I saw such a quiet rush hour. The reason was a massive snow storm. But Ania and headed to the capital for some hiking and photography. It was a success.
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