The virtual ghost town of Prypiat in Ukraine—which was vacated after the 1986 Chernobyl disaster—is a curious landscape of vacant, hammer-and-sickle-adorned Communist-era buildings, trees growing in apartment buildings, and scenes that could have been sets built for the History Channel show Life After People.

Andrew Peters (’96) visited this wasteland in 2010. Read more about his tour in the Fall 2011 edition of LSA Magazine, and view more haunting photos in the slideshow below.