Most recently on diablog we had two posts about war and one about cars.
And that leads to the natural connection of the two:
Oil has been the defining resource of the last century. Most wars had something to do with it. And without cheap transportation our economy would be quite different.
I admit, oil fascinates me on many levels. If you have had the pleasure of working on an oil rig, you'd understand.
My long time fascination with oil lead me to visit a quite unique photo exhibition by Edward Burtynsky.
(I can assure you, we are not obsessed with everything -ynsky, it is a coincidence.)
Edward Burtynsky has been following oil around the globe and along its life span. I don't know of any photographer, who has done similar research and work.
From exploration, transportation, sometimes senseless use:
to its mostly sickening end:
The photographs are stunning, sometimes beautiful, sometimes disturbing.
But all are worth seeing.
You can do so until January 6, 2013, at the Taubmann Museum at 110 Salem Avenue SE, Roanoke, VA 24011. it is worth the trip.