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Time to take turn and make a trip to the heart of Pluto's Land.

Most interesting destination is always the one where you have never been, the unknown land. Romans called it "Terra Incognita", the places where you don't know anything; no roads, no radiation levels... nothing.

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It says contaminated.

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I think, I could guess it by looking at a bus stop.

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or by looking at this house.

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"Terra Incognita" is quite radioactive, forget about microroentgens, here we deal with milliroentgens. What was maximum in other places will be minimum here.

Those villages time machine, everything here as it was left more than two decades ago.

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Except that authorities have moved some houses with bulldozers to get access to wells. They had to prevent penetration of radioactivity into our water system, so they blocked all wells.

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It is clear why people don't want to see those places, here you feel the presence of death. It's like work of some wicked magician whose gaze kills all hope. Under his breath all life fades away. Wherever he steps only wormwood grows. His touch extinguishes joy and fades all colors into an underworld twilight. He sucks the life juices out of once fertile places, exhausts cities and dries them up, leaving nothing but a herbarium of human existence. Then, slowly, the scene turns to dust.

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Chinese Rose.

In our world there is no rose without thorns... in Pluto's herbarium all thorns with no roses and it is really strange that here we still find things that excite and allure us.

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This motorcycle is inseparable part of herbarium. Roots hold it fast.

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Inside of houses.

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Radiation must be very high here in April 1986, I think tens of Roentgens in a first days, people had to be evacuated in no time.

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Respirator.

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last notes in pupil's mark book indicate that life have stoped here at the end of April 1986.

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This must be room of some photographer.

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There are so many pictures left in Chernobyl.

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After the accident everything was radioactive and people were told to leave their stuff, most evacuees belived they would come back in a few days or a few month or few years.

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22 years passed and pictures still there. Many didn't survive the accident. A few returned to pick most valuable things, the rest moved to new life, which do not leave much time for thinking about past.

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