Friday, March 06, 2009

A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Chernobyl Museum…

Alida & I were headed to a small museum dedicated to the victims of the world’s worst nuclear accident in 1986. Of course there is an interesting day tour of Chernobyl, with only minimal amounts of radiation exposure to the participants – according to the website - however it’s a very expensive excursion. The former town is only 100km from Kiev, & a few people have actually moved back into their small homes to live out their remaining years. Anyway, on the way to the Museum we decided that it might be a depressing outing & changed our plans, opting for an Art Gallery instead. Once we arrived at the address of the Art Gallery…there was no Art Gallery! Instead we found the U.S. Aid Agency, an American governmental organization. (Insert your own joke here…) After passing thru the Marine Corp security, we were redirected next door. Still no Art Gallery…so we ended up wandering thru the markets instead. Although it was an uneventful time, it was probably less depressing than our original idea!
-Tom

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