Tuesday, March 30, 2010
New Photos of long-abandoned missile sites (updated)
In October 2009, Secretos de Cuba posted photos of the former Soviet missile sites in Cuba. These pictures, some of which are reproduced in the slideshow above, show how nature has retaken what used to be nuclear missile bunkers and launch sites.
I wonder who took the pictures and how they wound up on the Secretos de Cuba website. If anyone knows the photographer, let me know and I'll add a photo credit.
A high-resolution screensaver of the photos is below.
A reader in Germany kindly sent in a message giving the source of the photos on this page. It appears that a Danish railroad engineer named Martin Trolle took the pictures. Here's a link to Martin's Flickr page.
Ernesto Hernández Busto posted a link to the photos in November 2009 on Penúltimos Días, along with link to an article with more information about the sites.
The story was published in the Journal of Social Anthropology.