The Chernobyl power plant lies about 130 km north of Kiev, Ukraine, and 20 km south of the border with Belarus. Units 1 and 2 were constructed between 1970 and 1977, while units 3 and 4 were completed in 1983. Two more reactors were under construction at the time of the accident. Continue reading “Chernobyl and Pripyat Tour”
Poldi was a steel plant, founded in 1889 by the Austrian Karl Wittgenstein and named after his wife, Leopoldina. Once the largest regional industry, it is now an abandoned complex covering 500 hectares in Kladno. Continue reading “Poldi steel plant – Kladno”
During 20 years, people came to Bodie to get rich after gold was discovered in 1859, turning that small mining camp into a town of 6000 inhabitants and 2000 buildings. They also left quickly as more gold was discovered elsewhere and in 1920 only 120 of them and 200 buildings remained. In 1962, what was left of the ghost town needed to be protected against vandalism and so it became Bodie State Historic Park.