European artists have painted graffiti around Pripyat, mostly silhouettes suggesting the ghosts of former residents. This figure appears by the elevator on the 10th floor of an apartment building on Lazareva Street, opposite the post office. Some real-life former residents believe the graffiti defaces their town. Others see it as a way to remember the life that once filled their now-abandoned city.
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Copyright © Michael Forster Rothbart, 2009