Azure Swimming Pool
The Azure Swimming Pool pictured in October 1996
The Azure Swimming Pool (Ukrainian: Басейн Лазурний; Russian: Бассейн Лазурный) is one of the indoor swimming pools in the abandoned city of Pripyat, Ukraine, which was affected by the Chernobyl disaster.
It was built in the 1970s and was used until 1998 (12 years after the Chernobyl disaster); during those 12 years the swimming pool was mainly used by the liquidators. The swimming pool is considered one of the cleanest places of Pripyat. Currently, the swimming pool and the adjacent indoor basketball court are abandoned.
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The swimming pool appears in the following:
- Markiyan Kamysh's novel A Stroll to the Zone about illegal trips to Pripyat
- The video game Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare in the mission One Shot, One Kill and also in the multiplayer map Bloc
- The video game S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
- The video game S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
- The music video of the song "Marooned" by Pink Floyd
- The music video of the song "Sweet People" performed by Alyosha
- The short film Postcards from Pripyat, which was filmed by the CBS cameraman, Danny Cooke
- The DJI story Lost City of Chernobyl
- The video game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
- Suede's music video "Life Is Golden", along with other locations in Pripyat
- The video game Warface.
- "Swimming Pool Azure". The Chernobyl Gallery. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
- "Припятское: плавательный бассейн в мертвом городе". livejournal.com. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
- "Припять: бассейн "Лазурный"". livejournal.com. Retrieved 17 April 2016.[permanent dead link]
- Pink Floyd release new Marooned video...and TDB20 countdown!
- Video Alyosha - Sweet People (Ukraine). 18 May 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2016 – via YouTube.
- Drone in Pripyat (Chernobyl) Postcards from Pripyat
- DJI Stories - The Lost City of Chernobyl
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