Don't ask what turned my brain in this direction. I honestly don't know.
But, I got to thinking yesterday and began pondering two issues. Here is the first:
What historical event would you most want to be able to photograph. It can be a single photograph or a something that would last a few years (like WWII or The Life of Buddha). Stay away from creation in whatever form you believe it happened but everything else is open. Whether or not photography was even invented yet is not an issue nor is practicality (so the Trinity Explosion from the base of the tower is fair game as well).
I came up with 3 (I couldn't decide on 1):
1. Jackie Robinson's rookie year in the Majors. The triumph and difficulites produced some profound moments and I would have loved to have been part of it.
2. The Eruption of Vesuvius and the resulting devestation on the Roman Civilization. The power of the eruption, the scenes of devestation, the emotions. It would have made a wonderful setting.
3. The eruption of Krakatoa. Immense power on a scale we can't even imagine.