PIX CREDIT: From Elena's website | On exhibit at a museum in Kiev |
Vee made mention of the following sites | I'd seen one before; the other is new, and seems pretty exciting | See for yourself | A motor bike visit to the ghost town of Chernobyl
and an amateur archeological trip along Kiev's Serpent's Wall
are two well done virtual tours
created by a woman from the Ukraine going only by her surname, Elena
With each recount she provides both
gripping images and documents that back up or provide detail to the stories described | The detail provided is rich, though often grim, serving up with clarity the long trail of atrocities
that humans have waged against each other for millennia |
Both virtual tours speak to histories above and beyond singular events | And her commentary bears extra import, at times, to more recent events in the history of our planet,
some of which now warrants consideration:
There were "...soldiers there too, under leaves, bones, skulls, jaw-bones... teeth mostly good of young people. In Soviet army of those who were born in 1922 only 3 out of 100 came home from war, the rest 97 on those hills.
"I believe, for German army statistic must be similar as young people the same everywhere, do not know the value of life, have no fear and for their regimes it was easier to fool young."
Elana has posted some comments and photos from the Ukraine's The Orange Revolution | She's also put up some of her short stories | But I've no way to contact her | All photos [except for painting] © 2005 / Elena |