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Hiroshima, the land of the Rising Sun........ Part 1

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Hiroshima, the land of the Rising Sun.
 
Such a beautiful city to visit, but you must remember its tragic history, and the part it played in ushering in the Atomic age into our world.
 
The tragic events that happened here must never be forgotten, and be remembered for all time. Luckily, this ( and Nagasaki) are the only times that an Atomic weapon as ever been used in anger, and especially against a civilian population, as Hiroshima had no military value whatsoever to either the Japanese war machine, or to the American invading forces. This was just a show, to show who was the biggest, badass kid on the block!!!
 
WARNING; SOME PEOPLE MAY FIND SOME OF THE IMAGES DISTURBING, and for that i apologise beforehand.
 
This is the view from my bedroom window when i woke up, and no, its not the Radioactive glow of Hiroshima............................
 
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The Children's museum...........................
 
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These are the clothes of a young school girl, worn at the time of the explosion.......................
 
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Its good to know that Japanese school kids are taking a great interest in what happen here 70 years ago. These kids were everywhere today, and in there 1000's..................................
 
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Now, i don't know if you can see this clearly enough, but you should be able to see a dark "stain" on the step. This is believed to be the "shadow" of a person that was sat on the step waiting for the bank to open, at the time of the explosion. He was vapourised instantly!!!...........................
 
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So hot that roof tiles started to melt!!!......................................
 
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A still radioactive piece of material, that the museum let you play with..................................
 
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This is the actual "black rain" that came down after the explosion............................
 
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A thousand paper cranes created by a young girl called Sadako Sasaki. Its a very moving story. Legend has it if she made 1000 paper cranes she would be granted a wish, and she wished to live. Unfortunately, that never happen, and she has now become a legend for the rights of children and for peace.
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This is the group of children, who, shortly after this photo was taken, all lined up in single file, and said hello to me, and every single one of them "high 5" me as they walked past. The teacher was very apologetic for that, but i said it was fine. I really enjoyed that moment with the kids.............................
 
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This is the shrine to Sadako Sasaki...........................................
 
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I was in Hiroshima in June 2019.  It was a very nice city.

Thanks for sharing your photos as it brought back a lot of memories.

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4 hours ago, RimmerMan said:

I was in Hiroshima in June 2019.  It was a very nice city.

Thanks for sharing your photos as it brought back a lot of memories.

It is a wonderful place. Would love to go back again when this is all over.

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Buzzed through there last Oct.......primarily on my way to these!

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Thanks mate. Its a beautiful city built from scratch only 75 years old.

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guy martin whos been on uk tv vist there also and said 3 days after the bomb hit the trams where back up and running again.

 

 

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Great pictures, TFP. It’s unfortunate that so many innocents were killed, but war is an awful event where all sides usually commit horrible acts to the enemy. I’m sure if you ask Japanese and Americans about both the 2 bombs and Pearl Harbour, you’re likely to get very different and biased answers

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