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Hiroshima Genbaku Dome

  Aug 18th, 2010

Hiroshima Genbaku Dome, the well known scene of the destruction caused by the first Atomic bomb dropped on Japan at the end of World War II. Every year in August a ceremony is held to remember the lives lost and to remind the world of the danger of atomic weapons.

A quiet and peaceful day like this in August

A quiet and peaceful day like this in August

The building was remarkably well preserved

The building was remarkably well preserved

Bricks and steel withstanding the blast

Bricks and steel withstanding the blast

I thought the structure would look more cold than it actually did. It had quite a warm feeling about it

I thought the structure would look more cold than it actually did. It had quite a warm feeling about it

Bare walls and steel, but quite a friendly and peaceful setting

Bare walls and steel, but quite a friendly and peaceful setting

The city as it s has been rebuilt beyond the Dome site

The city as it has been rebuilt beyond the Dome site

One of the many statues around the Dome site

One of the many statues around the Dome site

The park around the Dome site is very peaceful and well organized

The park around the Dome site is very peaceful and well organized

Nature at its best

Nature at its best

A beautiful summers day on the banks of the river

A beautiful summers day on the banks of the river

A nice sculpture reminding us of the loss of life

A nice sculpture reminding us of the loss of life

Genbaku Dome behind the park scenery

Genbaku Dome behind the park scenery

Peace monument and Genbaku Dome

Peace monument and Genbaku Dome

The flame in front of the main museum building

The flame in front of the main museum building

Tents are set up for the upcoming annual ceremony

Tents are set up for the upcoming annual ceremony

Entrance to the museum

Entrance to the museum

Looking back over the bridge to the Dome with a tram crossing the bridge

Looking back over the bridge to the Dome with a tram crossing the bridge

4 thoughts on “Hiroshima Genbaku Dome”

  1. Neksus says:

    Nice pics!

    I got the same peaceful feeling, futuristic setting.

  2. djay49 says:

    The Children’s Peace Monument, erected 1958, in memory of Sadako Sasaki who died aged 12 from leukemia contracted when she was exposed to the bomb’s radiation at age 2.

  3. djay49 says:

    This building, a former kimono store erected 1929, was one of the few to survive the bomb blast. It now serves as the park’s “Rest House” (visitor center).

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