Here are some photos from my recent trip to Chernobyl. Some extra info to give the photos some context:
Chernobyl is the name of both the nuclear power station where the disaster occured, and of a town some distance away which is within the 30km exclusion zone, but which is still partially inhabited. This is not that dangerous, as parts of Kiev have a higher level of radiation than the town of Chernobyl does. The pictures of the abandoned town are from Pripiat', the town close to the power station where the workers lived.
The big metal fence structure is a missile detection system, which was hidden in the forest near a secret town called Chernobyl II, and no photo can get across just how ridiculously huge this structure is. The structure that looks sort of like a big aircraft hangar is the protective shield that has been put over reactor number 4, which suffered the catastrophic explosion.
Stray dogs are a reasonably common sight in Ukraine, and we were expecting the dogs we found in the exclusion zone to have extra legs or something, but they seemed very normal and very, very cute.