Back toward the beginning of 2014 videographer Danny Cooke had the opportunity to visit Chernobyl along Ukraine’s border with Belarus and shoot the deserted city of Pripyat for a story CBS News was doing on “60 Minutes” now that it’s been almost thirty years since the nuclear catastrophe drove the residents out of their homes; leaving the region still highly irradiated and largely uninhabitable today. Armed with his camera and a Geiger counter he explored the desolate city with his local guide to bring us this footage (video runs approximately 3 minutes long). If you’ve ever wondered what a post-apocalyptic city might look like, this is the video for you. Certainly heartening to see the vegetation everywhere, but clear from the eerie absence of any other life that it’ll be a long time before the region can ever be considered livable again.

Postcards from Pripyat, Chernobyl from Danny Cooke on Vimeo.