town of Chornobyl is located about 14km from Reactor 4 at the Chernobyl
Nuclear Power Plant. It was one of the over 70 settlements that
had residents evacuated after the Nuclear Reactor exploded in 1986.
Prior to the disaster the town was home to about 14000 people. Today,
the town houses a population hovering just over 700; primarily workers
that still toil at the Power Plant, Exclusion Zone guards and administrative
personnel, plus some self settlers, original homeowners that returned,
refusing to give up their homes. There are also workers that operate
two general stores and a small hotel for tourists.
This window adorns one of the many homes whose occupants never returned.