Saturday, March 27, 2004

Haunting


Leslie emailed me this link and I honestly have few words to describe it. It's a selection of photographs from one woman's motorcycle rides through the Chernobyl area. The images are haunting and chilling, as they show the aftermath of one of the world's greatest tragedies.

To put it into perspective, roughly 3,000 people died during the 9/11 attacks. The estimate of the Chernobyl disaster is between 300,000 and 400,000 people killed -- that's a hundred times greater. Not to mention the area will be completely uninhabitable for centuries to come.

We have a tendency to make jokes about Chernobyl, but frankly, after looking at these pictures, I will think twice before laughing about it in the future.


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Song: Dream Theater - Stream of Consciousness

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