Posted by: ctbtonewsroom | February 18, 2015

Nuclear tourism: travels in the shadow of the atomic bomb (The Telegraph)

Against the backdrop of 70 years since the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and 60 years since the days of “atomic tourism” at Las Vegas, Nevada, The Telegraph highlights five sites of interest for those who want to learn about nuclear weapon history, including the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum and the National Atomic Testing Museum in Nevada, United States.

“Sixty years ago, Las Vegas hosted parties in celebration of atomic explosions. These days, ‘nuclear tourism’, while still possible, is far more serious.”

“Atomic-bomb tourism remains a possibility, of course – but the process in 2015 will be one of reflection. Both Hiroshima (visithiroshima.net) and Nagasaki (visit-nagasaki.com) will host considered commemorations of their most desperate minutes – while the bomb sites in both cities (see below) are compelling monuments whenever you choose to visit. Las Vegas (lasvegas.com), meanwhile, is an ever-intriguing prospect.”

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An ill wind: US Army officials watch a nuclear explosion at the Nevada Test Site, 1955. Photo: AP

Read full article in The Telegraph.


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