They could be images from a post-apocalyptic horror film - haunting photographs of a once-busy city now hanging in time.
But this urban centre - totally empty of people and even with an abandoned amusement park - is a real place.
Pripyat, in Ukraine, once housed thousands of families of men and women working at the nearby Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
But on April 26, 1986 disaster struck - when an explosion at the plant caused radiation to leak from a nuclear reactor.
The 50,000 residents of Pripyat - now a ghost town - were evacuated in a major government operation starting the day after the catastrophe, on April 27.
The battle to contain the contamination and avert a greater catastrophe ultimately involved over 500,000 workers and cost an estimated 18 billion rubles, crippling the Soviet economy. Read More