I can't say that I wasn't overly impressed by the National Atomic Testing Museum. I expected science and inquiry, and perhaps a certain level of contrition for the damage done, but instead found militarism and warmongering.

Too harsh? Perhaps: but what legitimate purpose does a relic from the World Trade Center have in an institution devoted to advancing to the public knowledge of nuclear testing and its role in Nevada?

I also think that this steel I-beam, and all that it's intended to represent, deserves more than being c-clamped to a simple steel tether and marked by a piece of paper that has been badly glued to foam core.

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I have broken the links to hundreds and hundreds of photos, which will take a long time to repair. The workaround is to replace "photo.matthewpiers" in the link URL with "matthewpiers.smugmug". Awkward, but only temporary.

This is happening because I have revamped matthewpiers dot com. More of what I write and photograph will be going there, so check it out as well.

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