In this eerie yet beautiful video, you see Pripyat, Chernobyl in a new light that gives it more humanity than ever before. A British man used a drone to offer us an entirely rare glimpse into the abandoned, Soviet City, that will never be the same again after the famous nuclear meltdown on April 26, 1986.
British videographer Danny Cooke made “Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl” in his spare time while filming a piece for CBS news. Aerial footage recorded using DJI Phantom 2 drone and a Canon 7D camera provided a wild look at these iconic and symbolic shots that have defined this nuclear infected city for decades.
“Chernobyl is one of the most interesting and dangerous places I’ve been,” Cooke wrote on Vimeo. “The nuclear disaster, which happened in 1986 (the year after I was born), had and effect on so many people, including my family when we lived in Italy. I can’t imagine how terrifying it would have been for the hundreds of thousands of locals who evacuated.”
“There was something serene, yet highly disturbing about this place,” he added. “Time has stood still and there are memories of past happenings floating around us.”
So beautiful! Make sure to share this video with everyone, I’m sure they’ll love it. (H/T Daily Dot)