200 Miles to Trinity
At some point I wanted to know what it looked like where the world's first atomic bomb was developed and tested. In autumn 2009, I set off for New Mexico. There are two days a year when you can enter the restricted military area of Alamogordo, which is otherwise used as a training ground by the US Air Force or the Luftwaffe for dropping bombs.
Before that, I wanted to retrace the routes between the places where the bomb was built and where it was tested. So I started in Los Alamos, a small town where, until 1942, there was nothing except Ashley Pont's private boarding school. I find numerous commemorative plaques scattered around the town, which I collect in the form of frottages. I continue this in the text area on the first Saturday in October.