Chernobyl day

16°C,  cloudy & easterly breeze. K:29½ miles.

Last day: end of holiday, but we’re only back for 2 days before the next one. Friday is some celebrity wedding that gives us all a day off- thanks, you have some use then. We’ve just had been the best Easter holiday for years, absolutely years. Fine weather, good camping, and best of all- a long holiday. Oh, and the lodger leaves next weekend.

Has it really been 25 years since the Chernobyl plant blew up? There is lots to look at on GoogleEarth. There is something unique about that event: perhaps an omen that foretells man’s decline in the world. At the same time there is so much dis-information, especially on the web. I’m no authority, but the widespread contradictions testify to that. There is politics, mythology and scaremongering in the story. The story has manifest itself in song, documentaries, books and, bizarrely for some, a small number of computer games.

Sarcophagus

13°C, warm, windy & with showers.


3DS Max: Texturing that Chernobyl model. See picture. I’ve taken this render from the same angle that most photographs seem to be shot from. The second chimney (near Reactor 1 & 2) should have red & white paint on as well, only just noticed that. this model is about as complete as it needs to be for FSX, but there is some room for poly reduction and replacing details with textures.