Slate is featuring an interactive essay about the legacy of Chernobyl on their Today's Pictures page. The accident happened a few days before my 4th birthday, so I only know it as a history lesson. Until watching this, it was only one of a string of dates and events in the Cold War in my mind.

It also reminded me of a site I saw a few years ago (don't know where - did I get this from you, Felix?) chronicling a woman's bike trip through the dead zone.

Boy, I'm cheerful lately, huh?

1 comment:

Felix said...


I posted a link to that story at one time a year or two ago. Unfortunately, it turned out that some of the details of the story weren't exactly true, but the pictures are pretty chilling anyway.