This is the ferris wheel in Pripyat. Back in 1986, this town was home to just under 50,000 people, many of whom worked at the nearby Chernobyl Nuclear Plant. After the reactor explosion, they were given two hours to collect what they could and leave. Most would never return to the place they called home.

The ferris wheel was due to be open to the public the following weekend. It still stands there, 31 years later,  awaiting its first customer. 
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Read about our Chernobyl experience via the link in our bio.
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