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Post 1 – Los Alamos National Lab Internship (Through the eyes of a practicing photographer)

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Tuesday, May 24th 2016

The landing into Albuquerque was a test of the resilient. I felt as if the plane was sucked into a spinning washing machine. After twenty minutes of constant vibration, the plane was safely landed but the dizziness remained with me for a couple of hours. My friend picked me up from airport and drove me to Los Alamos. Los Alamos was nothing like I imagined. I thought it would be a sad desolate place in the middle of nowhere, a perfect place for working in other words. Well I was right about the “middle of nowhere” part but its serenity calmed the soul of a newcomer. Luckily my friend lets me use his car for the summer so I can roam around in New Mexico.

White Rock Overlook Park (H.V.)

My housemates, Yessi and Alex, are master students from the departments of nuclear engineering Texas A&M University and Michigan University. Alex and I arrived here early so we spent some time checking out White Rocks, where we live. Fifteen minutes from our place is White Rock Overlook. Standing at the Overlook point looking down White Rock canyon is a humbling experience. The view extended far to infinity and everything was dyed in a bright golden color. The Rio Grande flows slowly through the canyon down to the Gulf of Mexico. The sounds of rattle snakes and flying birds made up a fun rhythm of the New Mexico summer. In that moment, I know that I made the right decision to be here.

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White Rock Overlook Park (H.V.)