“ATEK” is one of the most famous
abandoned places in Kiev, Ukraine. It impresses with its huge area and
integrity. Similar Moscow places which are not guarded are never
preserved like this. Right now we will visit the metalworking shop.
Strangely enough but the factory is
located in a rather busy part of the city. One shoould climb the fence
to get to its territory.
“Beware of transport”, “No entry”.
Probably these gantry cranes used to work tirelessly unloading materials. The booths are all empty now and look so miserably.
Inside it’s even more interesting. We can see the kingdom of abandoned equipment there.
It’s hard to describe this atmosphere… Quiet, light and calm.
Many parts have been plundered…
Have you ever seen such a turning lathe?
Friendly handshake with the hydraulic arm of the shop.
Rays of sunlight make this shop alive…
Nobody wants to step in the puddle of oil.
What was it used for?
Control panels are preserved better than anything else.
These doors can still slide.
Empty bottles, rags and propaganda posters…
Rusty instruments for any purpose. How do you like the size?
These ones lie neatly on the shelves.
Wow, these ones are rather huge compared to the chessboard!
Another part of the shop. It has more machines.
It’s a multi-purpose drilling, milling and boring machine!
Doesn’t it resemble a cake with rusty chips?
The brains of the machine.
How did it feel to work with this?
This part of the shop is under the
polyethylene cover, probably when everything else started to die people
still kept working here.
Some fresh air is needed!
Resting on the roof of the shop. It reads “Atek”.
Excavator is a symbol of the plant. One
who passes by can’t help noticing it. It seems to be tiny from below but
in fact it’s of a human size. Someone has taken one of the bucket teeth
away as a keepsake.
Is it a press machine or scales maybe?
Soon you are going to see the shop of excavators assembly…