Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe

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How can something so terrifying be so beautiful?

Looking at the nucler test photos rowanf mentioned, I'm struck by how calm it looks from a distance - the smooth edge of the craters, the lazy plumes of smoke - and the utter beauty of the plume against the desert sky, the colours in the cloud... and the visceral sense of terror they induce in me.

the atmospheric images
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Tom Lehrer's perfect mixture of cynicism and scenery: The Wild West Is Where I Want To Be
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