Azure Swimming Pool
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 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
The complex was built in the 1970s and remained in use until 1998 (12 years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster); during those 12 years the swimming pool was mainly used by Chernobyl liquidators. The swimming pool is considered to be one of the cleanest places in Pripyat. However, the swimming pool and the adjacent indoor basketball court have been abandoned and left to decay since its closure in 1998.
In popular culture
This section needs additional citations for verification. (March 2019)
The swimming pool appears in the following:
- Ukrainian writer Markiyan Kamysh's novel A Stroll to the Zone, which is centred around 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
- Music video of the song "Marooned" by English rock band Pink Floyd
- Music video of the song "Sweet People" by Ukrainian singer Alyosha
- The short film Postcards from Pripyat, filmed by CBS cameraman Danny Cooke
- Chinese technology company DJI's story, Lost City of Chernobyl
- The video game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)
- Music video of the song "Life Is Golden", by English rock band Suede (along with other locations in Pripyat)
- The video game Warface
- The video game Call of Duty: Warzone
- The video game Metro Exodus's Sam's Story DLC
- The HBO Mini Series: Chernobyl
- "Swimming Pool Azure". The Chernobyl Gallery. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
- "site". The Chernobyl Gallery. Retrieved 16 May 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]
- "ЧОРНОБИЛЬСЬКА ЗОНА ВІДЧУЖЕННЯ: ЗАГРОЗА СМЕРТІ ЧИ ВІДРОДЖЕННЯ? (НА МАТЕРІАЛІ ПОДОРОЖНЬОГО НАРИСУ МАРКІЯНА КАМИША "ОФОРМЛЯНДІЯ АБО ПРОГУЛЯНКА В ЗОНУ")". Retrieved 26 April 2019.
- 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
Media related to Azure Swimming Pool at Wikimedia Commons