Japan 2013

Hiroshima: friendly city with a tragic past

Hiroshima is a fantastic city, much smaller than some of the larger Kansai metropolises but still busy and active.

I wanted to visit the city because of its history. I visited the Peace Park and A-Bomb dome, located around the epicentre of the explosion.

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the A-Bomb dome, a building that survived the bomb in 1945 and stands now as it did then, minutes after the blast

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the Peace Park with the Flame of Peace, lit from the fire of the bomb. It will be extinguished when the last nuclear weapon is destroyed

It was recommended to me that I visit the A bomb dome at night as it is lit up in quite a dramatic way. My camera doesn’t don’t justice but it was worth the repeat visit that night to see it.

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