Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Elena in Chernobyl

First saw this site a few years back, and thought that today, on the 20th anniversary of Chernobyl, I would look at it again. Someone needs to revamp her site--but Elena's journey and photographs are still moving. The morning I first heard of Chernobyl I was planting a garden in Vancouver. It was just prior to Expo 86, and Vancouver was losing all of its best creative minds--first to Aids and then to development as the waves of bulldozing gained momentum. And then this. Never had a gesture seemed so useless as that morning. I left for a cabin in the woods shortly thereafter, where I stayed for several years...

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