Here is a photo I took via my drone. From this perspective, you can see how mother nature has retaken the entire area except for the buildings. From street level, at times, you can hardly see the buildings due to all the trees.
The leaves were starting to change colors and you can see Nuclear Reactor #4 in the background (the dome objective that they call the New Safe Confinement). That was the reactor that exploded during the disaster. The tall buildings in the foreground area typical concrete Soviet designed and built apartment buildings, all of which were abandoned since April 1986.
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P.S. I was interviewed by a newspaper about this trip. You can read that article HERE