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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Before and After of a Supermarket in Pripyat, Ukraine

This photo was taken during a tour of the town Pripyat in Ukraine. Pripyat hosted and still hosts the nuclear power plant that exploded in 1986. Once a thriving middle class town the first supermarket in Ukraine was opened there. Now, the super market and the rest of the town is in ruins, the photo in the foreground shows what it used to look like before.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Pripyat, Ukraine
Camera: E-M1
Copyright: © Ahu Yigit