A unique holiday photo album visiting one of the most deserted towns in Europe

Normally a no-go zone, the area of Chernobyl rarely sees tourists and visitors through its gates and over the land.

But one photographer has captured the eerie scenes where nearly 30 years ago, the Chernobyl disaster took place.

Desolate scene in Chernobyl

Desolate scene in Chernobyl

Some of the pictures clearly show how the town of Pripyat has become so abandoned since the accident in 1986, and the landscape has now changed from being a bustling inhabited town to a scene invaded by Mother Nature.

Normally a no-go zone, the area of Chernobyl rarely sees tourists and visitors through its gates and over the land.

Normally a no-go zone, the area of Chernobyl rarely sees tourists and visitors through its gates and over the land.

The bizarre conflict of the beautiful orange sunset against the empty, ghostly buildings brings out both sides of the tragedy that has left the town inhabited.

Desolate scene in Chernobyl

Desolate scene in Chernobyl

35 year old Roland Verant however, is one person who has entered the zone which can prove fatal if the strict rules are not followed.

Desolate scene

An abandoned house

The clerk for an insurance business in Vienna, first visited the site five years ago, but since then has visited seven times, giving her the chance to capture some of the most poignant images from her 42 days in the exclusion zone, but staying safe from the radiation that still pours out.

An abandoned swimming pool lies dusty and forgotten

An abandoned swimming pool lies dusty and forgotten

Roland said: “I was assured that I would not be taken to the dangerously “hot” places and that a competent guide would be equipped with a Geiger counter on the trip, so I wouldn’t need to worry, as long as I followed some basic rules.

Forgotten hospital beds

Forgotten hospital beds

The final scene of devastation and destruction cause by the accident is seen in the rooms with peeling wallpaper, rotting pianos and what seem to be bumper cars.

Graffiti in Chenobyl

Graffiti in Chenobyl

The sheer fear put out by the thought of nuclear radiation pouring out is reflected in the image of the child screaming on the wall of the balcony, against the empty skyline only habited by long grass, and the unnerving image of the doll placed among the pile of gas masks.