Graffiti in Chernobyl

It's been 25 years today since the Chernobyl disaster, but that doesn't mean people don't drop by the ghost town of Pripyat. One sign of human visitation is the graffiti street artists leave behind.

Photographer Alex Cheban has taken numerous photos of Chernobyl's graffiti — you can see many more shots at his website.

Even though Pripyat is by no means a hopping town, people are still dismayed by the street artists. Notes Cheban (via Google Translate):

"There is a view that is the desecration of graves, but I think this is one of the forms of modern art in the urban environment. This is just a platform, which now is an incredible stimulus for the tourism, creative and implementation of various art projects."

Thursday, April 28, 2011 Brave Cat vs Dogs

This cat is every brave at first in the face of a few dogs. Then it simply runs away. This proves the old adage that if you run away you’ll live to fight another day.

Photoshop Restorations of Old Photos

Baojun Yuan, learned Photoshop at 60 years old. He's now 76 and for the past decade or so has repaired over 2000 damaged photos and done it all for free. Yuan bought a computer and scanner himself and doesn't charge people because he jokingly says, "My teacher just taught me how to repair the photos, but he forgot to tell me how to charge". Check out the work Yuan has done for people after the jump.