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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Picture of the Week Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima, Japan

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park (広島平和記念公園 ) is a memorial park in the center of Hiroshima, Japan. The park is dedicated to the legacy of Hiroshima as the first city in the world to suffer a nuclear attack and to the memories of the bomb`s victims.

This picture is of the Memorial Cenotaph, which is near the center of the park. It is a concrete, saddle shaped monument that covers a cenotaph holding the names of all the people killed by the bomb. The arch shape represents a shelter for the souls of the victims. If you look carefully through the monument you can see the Atomic Bomb Dome in the background.

Hiroshima Castle

Atomic Bomb Dome

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  1. What a nice photo.I have never been to hiroshima although I live in Japan.Recentry I started to write my blog.

  2. Hiroshima is one of my favourite places in Japan and a must see for anyone visiting Japan.

  3. and an usual perspective and framing too! Very nice! :-)

  4. Lovely photo. Yes, I can see the Atomic Bomb Dome in the background.:)

    The Atomic Bomb Dome is a sad reminder of the tragic loss of many, many lives and why weapons of mass destruction should never ever be allowed to be built and used.

    I've visited the Peace Park once, and would love to visit it again someday.

  5. Thank you A and Y Ikeda and lina. It is one of my favourite pictures from Japan and is a sad reminder of what happened in Hiroshima, but worth visiting to reflect and see how Hiroshima has recovered from past tragedy.

  6. Unfortunately I haven't visited there yet and reading your post makes me feel like buying shinkansen ticket to Hiroshima:)
    Great composition and thanks for sharing!


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