Mighty Life List
Apr 10 2008


Derelict library in Istanbul, taken by Omaar

Also, a school library at the Chernobyl disaster site
and the East St. Louis Public Library

Favorites from Chernobyl Tragedy — Ukraine, a flickr set by axiepics:

Bumper car
Swimming pool

Favorites from Trespassing, a flickr set by nathansnider:

Not an Exit
Library auditorium
Machine Room
Inside the smokestack

5 Responses to “Quiet”

  • Megan Says:

    ps: it’s National Library Week next week. April 13-19.

  • Meg Says:

    If you have not read this site already, you must immediately. It is one of the coolest things I have ever read on the internet. A drive through Chernobyl on a motorcycle. I will stop talking so you can read.

  • MomVee Says:

    Thank you, these are amazing. I am fascinated by both imperiled old books and abandoned spaces, but it never occurred to me to find them at Flickr!

  • Sophie Says:

    This guy is amazing. My photography teacher got him out to Sydney to speak to us and it was incredible. He’s devoted 8 years of his life to documenting this part of history –

  • Nate Says:

    I love the urban exploration pics you’ve been finding.

    Elena’s site (mentioned above) has always been a favorite of mine. My favorite shot at her site is the picture she took of the statue of Prometheus outside the Chernobyl reactor building.


    Could you think of a better relic left to a better place? Ah, if only I had to guts to try out UE myself.