Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Atomic Testing Museum


The Atomic Testing Museum is a look at the atomic testing that was conducted in Nevada in for more than fifty years. In fact, back in the fifties, tourists could watch an atomic detonation via bleachers and quench their thirst with an Atomic cocktail at the Stardust- the atomic age themed casino.

My favorite part of the Museum was Miss Atomic Bomb (above) who seemed to perfectly embody the carefree, anything goes attitude of Sin City past and present. I also enjoyed an exhibit detailing the amazing of Doctor Harold Edgerton. His mesmerizing photos of a drop of milk splashing gloriously against a red plate, the movements of a tennis serve, or a bullet cutting through a playing card highlight the startling beauty that is present around us in every moment, if we only look closely enough.





(And of course, this song ran through my head the entire time!)

5 comments:

abby said...

such a good song!

LRice60 said...

The museum sounds so interesting. I'll have to share this with my students. I like the Edgerton photos, too. Thanks for sharing.

tikichick said...

Ooh, sounds fun! Before you leave Vegas, you should check out Frankie's Tiki Room (http://www.frankiestikiroom.com/), so far the best tiki bar I've come across. :)

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

wow, just when you think you've seen it all! i had no idea there was an atomic museum!
xo

Marta said...

Great photos indeed! Quite mesmerizing what a good camera can do!I love the vintage photos especially, those old images just captivate me, they're so romantic and cool!

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