I hope you’ll understand that I’ll be here
Not there in the kitchen with the girl who’s always gossiping about her friends
So tell them I’ll be here…
Right next to the boy who’s throwing up cause he can’t take what’s in his cup no more
Oh God, why am I here?
Everwinter Is fictional but Inspired By The Abandoned Amusement Park In The Real World City Of Pripyat, it is only [the artist’s] vision and not an accurate representation of pripyat or the chernobyl disaster.
Below are the actual facts about pripyat and details about the 1986 chernobyl disaster [taken from the info notecard received upon entering Everwinter].
The Pripyat amusement park in Pripyat, Ukraine is an abandoned amusement park.
It was to be opened on May 1, 1986 in time for the May Day celebrations (decorations for this event are still in place in Pripyat today) but the plans were interrupted when on April 26 the Chernobyl disaster occurred a few kilometers away. The park was opened for a couple of hours on April 27 to keep the city people entertained before the announcement to evacuate the city was made.
Today, the park, and in particular the Ferris wheel are a symbol of the Chernobyl disaster.
The amusement park itself is located behind the Palace of Culture in the centre of the city.
The audio message you can hear in Russian as you enter Everwinter is the actual recording of the evacuation message played to the city of Pripyat following the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl.
The evacuation of Pripyat took place the day after the disaster on the afternoon of April 27, 1986, The evacuation of Pripyat’s 43,000 residents took 3.5 hours, using 1,100 buses from Kiev.
The inhabitants were allowed to take only necessary items with them, as they were to return in three days.
This information was released to avoid panic and to stop people taking too much luggage with them.
Later, the authorities decided that the city must remain empty forever.
Based on records now available, some 985,000 people died, mainly of cancer, as a result of the Chernobyl accident. That is between when the accident occurred in 1986 and the present day. More deaths, it projects, will follow.
*~* Confession .42. I Ask Myself What Am I Doing Here? *~*
..:: Shape ::.. Mine
..:: Head ::.. Tumble Basic Head || Catwa
..:: Skin ::.. Barbara Applier (America 03 RARE) || Glam Affair || Kustom 9
..:: Eyes ::.. Deadshine Eyes (Wight Iris; Natural Pupil) || IKON
..:: Hair ::.. Ginger (Gingers; worn with Bangs) || Truth Hair || new release!
..:: Body ::.. Lara Body (v3.5) || Maitreya
..:: Top ::.. Occultist || Cellar Door || We ❤ RP
..:: Pants/Boots/Leg Strap ::.. Amber (Black) || glYph || We ❤ RP
..:: Earrings/Long Necklace ::.. Origami Rooster || Mandala
..:: Other Jewelry ::.. Occultist Jewelry (Gold) || Cellar Door || We ❤ RP
..:: Pose ::.. Citrine Series (Three) || an lar Poses || We ❤ RP
..:: Location ::.. Everwinter
..:: Blogging Tune ::.. “Here” – Alessia Cara