Atomic Bomb dome

Atomic Bomb dome
Atomic Bomb dome,
originally uploaded by fuzzyjefe.
October 10: Hiroshima. This blog entry is out of chronological order, but I want to post more pictures. Here I am in front of the Exhibition Hall which was very near ground zero when the bomb exploded overhead. Ironically, because it was directly beneath the bomb, its location helped it to remain somewhat intact because the force of the explosion did not blow it over.

Looking at the modern buildings in the far background, you wouldn't know that Hiroshima had been totally decimated from the bomb. There was a lot of desire by people to move on from the painful memories of the bomb and destroy any reminders of it. But those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. This hollow building is a reminder so that we never forget nor repeat what happened in Hiroshima on August 6th, 1945.

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