Forgotten Island Posts

One week after Easter the feast of the dead known as “hrobki” is celebrated in Ukraine. The custom requires that on that day a whole living family meets on nearby…

Bernat Klein Studio is rated as the fifth most architecturally-influential building constructed in Scotland since WW2. It was constructed in 1972 just outside Selkirk as a workspace fror the textile…

A kindergarten on the Northern edge of Pripyat converted to a contaminated soil research laboratory nicknamed ‘Radek’ (лаборатории «Радэк»). The building contains thousands of soil samples from the entire Zone…

Rarely visited Secondary School in Chernobyl Zone.  

Mashevo Secondary School is among the best preserved locations in the entire Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, mostly thanks to the village’s remote location, over an hour drive from Chernobyl town and…

The city of Chernobyl was evacuated on the 27th April 1986, only thirty hours after accident at the Nuclear Power Plant. Today Chernobyl is mostly a ghost town however a…

Built probably in 1895 in Kettleholm near Lockerbie this astonishing mansion in Scots Baronial style lays in ruins. Many of the prominent features such as candle-snuffer roofs or corbelling have long…

Built around 1895, double-storey house and kennels to former Milkbank House in Dumfries and Galloway.   Visited in July 2017.            

Grain Mill located on a Kolkhoz Farm near Zymovyshche village. It is often mistaken for the Cordon Mill model used in in S.T.A.L.K.E.R. video game series however the real inspiration…

Pripyat Dock Cranes visited in 2016 on a foggy day.    

Construction site of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Reactor Block 5 and 6. The site is being used by metal scrappers and therefore not accessible too often. Typically for an unfinished…

Located near Andriyivskyy Descent and easily accessible via the Kontraktova Ploshcha metro station, the Ukrainian National Chornobyl Museum might be small but it’s packed with photographs, personal items and documents belonging to…

When a pirate sails off into the sunset and never comes back, all there is left to do is press play on “Is there anybody out there” by Pink Floyd…

An early XIXth century waulk mill located in Scotland, comprising of the main mill building, weaving sheds and chimney stack, beautifully finished with granite quoins. An underground water wheel pit…

Roslin, a village in central Scotland known for a surprising number of things. The Rosslyn Chapel and a picturesque glen below it with the remains of a 1804 gunpowder mills,…

A late XIXth century chapel, later raised to the Parish Church status, fenced off and decaying in northern Scotland.  

East Fortune is a small village in South-East Scotland, known for the airfield constructed in 1915 to help protect Britain against invading German Zeppelins during the WWI. The airfield has…

Kopachi (Копачі in Ukrainian) was a small village south-east from the town of Pripyat with population of 1114 in 1986. Due to the proximity to the Chernobyl Power Plant it was…